Southland star Shawn Hatosy has booked a lead role opposite Anika Noni Rose in CBS’ civil rights crime drama pilot For Justice. Based on James Patterson’s debut crime novel, The Thomas Berryman Number, For Justice centers on Special Agent Natalia “Nat” Chappel (Rose), a cool, laser-focused, tough as nails FBI agent who works in the Criminal Section of the Department of Civil Rights Division and finds herself caught between the radical family she was born into and the professional family she has chosen. Hatosy, repped by Paradigm and MGMT Entertainment, will play Jess, a lawyer with the Department of Justice, a Boston jock who wears his heart on his sleeve. He recently wrapped an arc on Amazon’s Bosch.
Deidrie Henry (Beyond The Lights) has landed a supporting role in NBC’s drama pilot Game Of Silence, from Carol Mendelsohn, David Hudgins and Sony TV. Written by Hudgins based on a Turkish format and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Game Of Silence centers on Jackson (Lyons), a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Henry will play Det. Liz Winters, a police detective in the Gangs Squad Henry, repped by SDB Partners and manager Jim Weissenbach, most recently did an arc on Justified.
Sayeed Shahidi (The Event) is set as one of the young leads in Uncle Buck, ABC‘s single-camera comedy pilot based on the classic John Hughes film starring John Candy. Like the movie, the series adaptation centers on Buck Russell (Mike Epps), a childish man who learns how to be an adult by taking care of his brother Will’s kids in a very childish way. Shahidi will play Miles, Will and Alexis’ only son, a precocious kid whoh is too bright for his own good. Shahidi is the younger brother to Yara Shahidi who stars on ABC’s Black-ish. He is repped by Coast to Coast, Principal LA and Hirsch Wallerstein Hayum Matlof and Fishman.