Bill Sage (Boardwalk Empire, We Are What We Are) has been cast in Sundance’s straight-to-series drama Hap And Leonard. It follows the story of Hap Collins and Leonard Pine (Michael Kenneth Williams), a black, openly gay Vietnam vet with anger issues. Having been raised by an uncle who shunned him after learning he was homosexual, Leonard was left with Hap — a white, working-class laborer who spent time in federal prison as a young man for refusing to be drafted into the military and serve in the Vietnam War as his only source of support — in the not-so-progressive rural South of the 1980s. Sage will play Howard, the ex-husband of Hap’s ex-wife. A master of passive aggression, Howard plays the part of peace-loving hippie leader to a band of misfits and past their sell-by date leftists who recruit our heroes, Hap and Leonard, to help them with a dangerous plan. Sage is repped by Equitable Stewardship for Artists and Ellipsis Entertainment Group.
24 alum Mary Lynn Rajskub has booked a regular role opposite Greg Grunberg and Megan Hilty in ABC’s untitled Judah Miller comedy pilot. The single-camera project centers on a Tony Award-winning mother (Hilty) and a risk-averse, cerebral father (Grunberg) who are blessed with a son who is a natural-born competitive athlete. They are forced outside their parental comfort zones and into the high-octane world of youth sports. Rajskub will play Susie, Gary’s twin sister, who’s described as opportunistic and always starting a new business. Currently she is working on “Movement Water” that is a diuretic water. Rajskub is repped by Innovative Artists, LEG, and Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light.