Aaron Jennings (Movie 43) has been cast as a series regular in Bunker Hill, CBS’ medical drama pilot written by Jason Katims and directed by David Semel. The project follows James Bell (Augustus Prew), a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), a veteran surgeon with a controversial past, in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Jennings will play Dr. Malik Water, who defies our traditional idea of a doctor. Raised dirt poor, Water is tired of seeing his friends and family members receiving sub-optimal heath care and has spearheaded an effort to provide 24/7 monitoring of an entire community. Jennings’ TV credits include Aquarius, Bones and Vegas. He’s repped by Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Talitha Bateman (Hart of Dixie) is set as a series regular in CBS’ single camera comedy pilot Furst Born. Written by Dan O’Shannon, Robyn Butler and Dan Hope, Furst Born is an extended-family show inspired by the Australian format Upper Middle Bogan, about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of race car drivers. Bateman will play Erin, Bess and Danny’s judgmental daughter and Owen’s twin sister. Bateman recurred on The CW’s Hart of Dixie and appears in features The 5th Wave, Nine Lives and So B. It, set for release in the spring. She’s repped by Coast to Coast Talent Group, Hg5 Entertainment and attorney Ryan Nord.