Arielle Kebbel has booked a series regular role on NBC’s supernatural drama pilot Midnight, Texas, based on the bestselling trilogy from author Charlaine Harris. Written/executive produced by Monica Owusu-Breen and executive produced by David Janollari through Universal TV, the pilot is set in the remote town of Midnight, Texas, where your neighbor could be a vampire, a witch, a werewolf or even an angel. Kebbel will play Olivia, a freelance hitwoman with a mysterious past who is a vital part of the community. Kebbel recurs on HBO’s Dwayne Johnson series Ballers, which returns for a second season this summer. Other TV credits include recent appearances on UnReal, The Grinder and The League. She’s repped by Paradigm, Principal Entertainment LA and Hansen Jacobson.
Mary Charles Jones (Dear Dumb Diaries, Identity Thief) and James DiGiacomo (Brooklyn) have joined the cast of CBS’ untitled Kevin James comedy series from Sony Pictures TV, James’ Hey Eddie Prods and CBS Studios. It centers on James, a newly retired cop who is looking forward to spending more time with his children and kids but quickly discovers it is much more challenging than his old career. Jones plays Sara, described as tough kid with some anger-management issues, but despite everything, she’s quite likable, DiGiacomo is Jack, James’ youngest son. Jones is repped by Osbrink, Generate and Morris Yorn in L.A. and by J Pervis in Atlanta. DiGiacomo is with CESD and Ingrid French Management.