Hina Abdullah has been cast as a series regular in ABC’s murder trial drama pilot The Jury, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and executive produced by Carol Mendelsohn, The Jury examines “the ultimate social experiment” that happens thousands of times a day in the U.S.: a person’s fate is placed in the hands of 12 strangers. The series follows a single murder trial a season as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence the jurors’ judgment, and how their preconceptions change along the way. Abdullah, repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Principato Young Entertainment, will play Sobia, a devout Muslim. She will next be seen on Starz’s The Last Ship.
Brenda Song (The Social Network) has been cast in CBS pilot Bunker Hill, a medical drama written/executive produced by Parenthood‘s Jason Katims. From Universal Television and Katims’ studio-based True Jack Prods., Bunker Hill follows a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Song, repped by Curtis Talent Management, will play Angie, a programmer at Bunker Hill Hospital.