Dexter alumna Aimee Garcia has joined the CBS drama pilot Red Zone, written by Nikki Toscano and directed by James Foley. Also cast in the Uni TV project is Shanley Caswell (The Conjuring). It centers on retired CIA operative Holden Weller who, when a terrorist event rocks Washington, D.C., is pulled back into action, forced to investigate closer to home where the next generation of terrorists is being bred. Garcia, repped by Mosaic, Paradigm and attorney Lev Ginsburg, will play Vera Bradley, a whip-smart, driven and impatient case officer with the CIA’s Counter-Terrorism department. She can be seen in RoboCop. Caswell, repped by Semler Entertainment, APA and Bruce Gellman, will play Holden’s daughter, a cute but slightly awkward teenager with a lively interest in world affairs.
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Hostages co-star Billy Brown has been cast in ABC drama pilot How To Get Away With Murder starring Viola Davis, written by Pete Nowalk and executive produced by Shonda Rhimes. The sexy, suspense-driven legal thriller centers on ambitious law students and their brilliant and mysterious criminal defense professor, Annalise DeWitt (Davis), who become entangled in a murder plot that could rock the university and change the course of their lives. Brown, repped by APA and Benderspink, will play Nate, a respected police detective who is having an affair with Annalise and is caught by Wes (Alfred Enoch). Married to a woman dying of cancer, Nate is furious when Annalise coerces him to testify falsely at her trial in order to discredit a junior detective. Brown is the third Hostages cast member to join a pilot, along with star Dylan McDermott (CBS’ Kevin Williamson drama) and Sandrine Holt (ABC’s Exposed), as the CBS freshman series is not expected to get a second cycle.
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