The Listener co-star Ennis Esmer has been cast in Amazon Studios’ single-camera comedy pilot Red Oaks, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh and exec produced/directed by David Gordon Green. Set in the summer of 1985, Red Oaks centers on 20-year-old David Myers who takes a job as an assistant tennis pro at the predominantly Jewish Red Oaks country club in New Jersey and tries to figure out what kind of life he wants to lead. Esmer will play Nash, the roguish and mischievous head tennis instructor who teaches David the ins and outs of country club life. Canadian Esmer, repped by Berwick & Kovacik and The Characters Talent Agency, recurred on the CTV/CW series The L.A. Complex.
Minni Jo Mazzola has been cast in ABC Family drama pilot Stitchers. Written by Jeffrey A. Schechter, Stitchers follows a young woman recruited into a covert government agency to be “stitched” into the minds of the recently deceased, using their memories to investigate murders and decipher mysteries that otherwise would have gone to the grave. Mazzola, repped by Defining Artist and Rothman/Andres Entertainment, plays Camille, a gifted computer science student in Dr. Pecha’s (Felix Gomez) graduate class who is Kirsten Clark’s (Emma Ishta) roommate. She’s having an affair with Pecha and she doesn’t get along with Kirsten, a fact which is exacerbated when Kirsten publicly outs Camille’s personal relationship with her professor.