Coming off his role as King Henry II on Reign, Alan Van Sprang has been tapped as the lead in another CW/CBS TV Studios drama project, pilot Cheerleader Death Squad. Also cast as a lead in the project, written by Marc Cherry, Neal Baer and Dan Truly and directed by Mark Waters, is Abbie Cobb (Suburgatory). Cheerleader Death Squad, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Stone (Van Sprang), a disgraced CIA agent-turned-history teacher at an elite Washington, D.C. prep school. When he realizes that his students have high-level access through personal connections, he trains three mean girls, Grace (Gia Mantegna), Ursula and Maddie (Cobb), to be his eyes and ears into the world of international espionage and help him earn his way back into the agency.
Van Sprang, who also did an arc on the CW/CBS Studios drama Beauty and the Beast, is with APA. Cobb, repped Innovative Artists and Michael Wallach Management, also has history with the CW and CBS Studios from recurring on 90210.