EXCLUSIVE: Natalie Zea, coming off roles on Fox’s The Following and CBS’ Under The Dome, has been tapped to star in the Amazon comedy pilot The Outlaws. Written by Jeremy Garelick and Jon Weinbach and directed by Jay Chandrasekhar, The Outlaws is about the ins and outs of a professional football team from the perspective of both the players and the back office. It centers on Julie Levine (Zea), the wife of a pro-football team owner who now needs to run the flailing organization after her husband dies. Zea, repped by UTA, manager Robert Semon and attorney Jamie Feldman, also recurs on FX’s Justified as Timothy Olyphant’s ex-wife.
House alum Peter Jacobson has been cast as a series regular in the Lifetime pilot HR. Written by Glenn Porter, HR centers on Ellen (Alicia Silverstone), the uptight Director of Human Resources for a global company who after a head injury alters her outlook on life, throws standard corporate practices out the window and inspires the business to strive for new ambitions and profits. Jacobson, repped by Innovative Artists, will play Moss Lieber, Ellen’s smarmy boss. He also recurs on the hit Showtime series Ray Donovan.