Jeanine Mason (Bunheads) has been cast in Fox’s family dramedy pilot Studio City, written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Sanaa Hamri. Inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience growing up as the daughter of a drug dealer to the stars, Studio City is set in present-day Studio City, CA, and tells the story of a young singer’s path to stardom as she comes of age living with her songwriter father Rob (Eric McCormack) — who turns out to be a drug dealer to the stars. Mason, repped by ABA, 3 Arts and attorney Kevin Marks, will play Zoe, Stevie’s child from a previous relationship with a Latino lover. A brilliant, code-writing college student in financial trouble, she has moved back home but lives in the garage. Mason won Season 5 of Fox’s competition series So You Think You Can Dance. Her other TV credits include Awkward and NCIS: Los Angeles.
Hanna Mangan Lawrence (Spartacus) has joined the cast of the CW drama pilot Cordon, from Warner Bros TV. Written by The Vampire Diaries and The Originals showrunner Julie Plec based on a Belgian format and directed by David Nutter, Cordon chronicles the aftermath of a deadly epidemic outbreak in Atlanta. Lawrence, repped by CAA and Marquee Management in Australia, will play Teresa, a pregnant teenager eager to escape her mother’s judgment by running away with her boyfriend, she just misses her opportunity to leave the quarantine zone.