Rila Fukushima (The Wolverine) has been cast in Warrior, NBC’s magical martial arts drama pilot written/executive produced by David DiGilio, directed by Phillip Noyce and executive produced by Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald. Set in a grounded, contemporary multicultural and sometimes magical milieu, Warrior, from Universal TV, centers on Kai Forrester (Natalie Martinez), a damaged heroine who works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious martial arts master to bring down an international crime lord. Fukushima. repped by ICM, Seven Summits and Sloane, Offer, Webber and Dern, will play Tasu, Koto’s daughter. In reality, she lies in a coma in her dad’s apartment, but she appears to Kai (Martinez) in her dreams or when she’s unconscious. Fukushima recurs on Arrow and also will be seen on Game Of Thrones.
Peter Gerety (A Most Violent Year, Prime Suspect) has been cast opposite Margo Martindale in CBS drama pilot Sneaky Pete, written and executive produced by Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore for Sony TV. Sneaky Pete centers on a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. There he uses his considerable charm and criminal prowess to take down bad guys far worse than himself, partnering with a very attractive female “cousin” who has her suspicions about his real motives. Gerety, repped by Paradigm and Untitled Entertainment, will play Otto, who with his wife Audrey (Martindale), is trying to keep the family bail bond business afloat when Pete shows up on their door step.