Rebecca Rittenhouse (Red Band Society) and India de Beaufort (Jane By Design) have booked series regular roles on ABC drama pilot Boom, from producer Tony Krantz. Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne and produced by ABC Studios, Boom examines the biggest oil discovery in American history — bigger than Texas and as big as Saudi Arabia — which has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the 1849 California Gold Rush. Gersh-repped Rittenhouse will play Kelly, Billy’s wife. De Beaufort, repped by Gersh and Think Tank Management, is Jules Jackman, the sexy proprietor of the local salon and loan shark of the town.
Walter Perez (The Avengers) is set as a series regular on ABC’s pilot Mix, from Warner Bros. TV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s studio-based Le Train Train. The dramedy explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Perez, repped by The Corsa Agency and Luber-Roklin, will play Mateo, a pediatrician who is Ray and Stella son.
24 alumna Nazneen Contractor has joined the cast of ABC’s multi-camera comedy pilot The 46 Percenters. It’s described as an unromantic romantic comedy about the 46 percent of the population who have not gotten a divorce and choose to stay married. Contractor, repped by Greene & Associates and manager Bernard Kira, will play Kiri, one half of a couple planning the most amicable divorce in history. Contractor most recently was seen in an arc on USA’s Covert Affairs.