Frankie Shaw (Mixology) is set opposite Christian Slater in USA Network’s cyber-crime drama pilot Mr Robot. The project, from Universal Cable Prods, centers on a young programmer, Elliot (Rami Malek), who suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder and decides that he can only connect to people by hacking them. He will find himself in the intersection between a cybersecurity firm he works for and the underworld organizations recruiting him to bring down corporate America. ICM Partners-repped Shaw will play Shayla, a hipster neighbor in Elliot’s (Malek) apartment building. In addition to ABC’s Mixology, Shaw’s recent credits include HBO’s Hello Ladies, Fox’s Mulaney and feature The Pretty One. She next will shoot Blue Mountain State: The Movie.
Nick Westrate has booked a heavily recurring role on the second season of AMC‘s Revolutionary War drama Turn, with an option for Season 3. Written by Craig Silverstein, based on the book Washington’s Spies and directed by Rupert Wyatt, Turn is set in the summer of 1778 and tells the story of New York farmer Abe Woodhull (Jamie Bell), who bands together with a group of childhood friends to form the Culper Ring, an unlikely group of spies who turn the tide in America’s fight for independence. Westrate, repped by Stone Manners Salners and Shachter Entertainment, also recently was cast in the feature Ricki And The Flash opposite Meryl Streep. His other credits include a starring role in Harvey Fierstein’s Tony-nominated Broadway play Casa Valentina and NBC pilot Hatfields & McCoys.