Former Franklin & Bash star Mark-Paul Gosselaar is set as the male lead opposite Kylie Bunbury in Pitch, Fox‘s baseball drama pilot, written by Dan Fogelman and Rick Singer and directed by Paris Barclay.
The project, from 20th Century Fox TV, follows Ginny (Bunbury), a young female pitcher who defies the odds when she becomes the first woman to play in the major leagues. Gosselaar will play Mike Lawson, a handsome, charming, self-assured future Hall of Fame MLB catcher. A ladies’ man off the field and a leader on it, Mike’s not sure what to do with the undeniable spark between him and Ginny. Skeptical of her at first, he still can’t help but show her the ropes. Over time, they’ll bring new meaning to the term, “team chemistry.”
This marks Saved By The Bell and NYPD Blue alum Gosselaar’s return to drama after starring in the NBC comedy Truth Be Told last season, He is repped by CAA and Luber Roklin Entertainment.