Felix Solis (The Following) has joined the cast of Drew, CBS’ drama pilot based on the Nancy Drew character from the classic mystery book series. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan and directed by James Strong, Drew is described as a contemporary take on the character from the books, with Nancy, now in her 30s, working as a detective for the NYPD, where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. Solis will play Lieutenant Ford, who moved to NY after his wife died under suspicious circumstances. He was a person of interest but never charged. He left all that behind and tries to forget his past by burying himself in work. Solis, repped by D2 Management, recurred as Special Agent Jeffrey Clarke on The Following. He’ll next be seen in ABC’s The Family.
Hassie Harrison is set as a series regular opposite Anna Gunn and Andy Daly in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Chunk & Bean. Written by Ed Herro and Brian Donovan and exec produced by Dave Hemingson, Chunk & Bean is a dual-family comedy centered on the unlikely friendship of Chunk and Bean, two misfits who benefit from having two very different sets of parents living next door to each other. Harrison will play Denise Dawson, the Dawsons’ oldest child, a “beautiful teenage storm cloud” with an attitude you can cut with a knife. She’s popular at school, quite smart and knows her power. Harrison’s TV credits include The Astronaut Wives Club and Hart Of Dixie. She’s repped by TalentWorks and Zero Gravity Management.