Patina Miller (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) has been cast in CBS drama pilot Madam Secretary, from CBS Studios and Revelation Entertainment. Written by Barbara Hall and directed by Dave Semel, the series explores the personal and professional life of maverick female Secretary of State Elizabeth McGill (Tea Leoni) as she drives international diplomacy, wrangles office politics and balances a complex family life. Miller, repped by UTA and The Katz Co, will play Daisy, McGill’s press coordinator. Hall is exec producing with Semel and Revelation’s Lori McCreary, Morgan Freeman and Tracey Mercer.
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Ciara Bravo (Big Time Rush) and Nolan Sotillo (Prom) have booked lead roles on Fox’s pilot Red Band Society, from Amblin TV and ABC Studios. It is a coming-of-age drama that explores with dark humor the daily lives of a group of teenagers living in a hospital who become unlikely friends. Bravo, repped by The Savage Agency, Management 101 and attorney Bob Myman, will play Emma, a beautiful patient on the pediatric ward struggling with anorexia. CESD-repped Sotillo will play Jordi Palacios, a very smart and resourceful young man who refuses to take “No” for an answer. Bravo is repped by Authentic, Management 101 and Savage; Sotillo is with Cunningham Escott Slevin & Doherty.
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