Bashir Salahuddin is set as the male lead opposite Regina Hall in Crushed, a single-camera comedy pilot at Hulu from Peeples writer-director Tina Gordon Chism, Lionsgate TV and Homegrown Pictures. The project, written by Chism, centers on an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa. The comedy is described as a fish-out-of-water story following the family’s unorthodox approach to wine making and their unique life style. Salahuddin will play Will, a chemist and Harvard med school drop-out who goes off the grid squatting at his parents’ abandoned Napa property until his sister, Celia (Regina Hall), persuades him to use his knowledge to help her build a legit winery. Salahuddin was a longtime staff writer and performer on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and went on to co-create Brothers In Atlanta at HBO. Salahuddin is repped by CAA and Morris Yorn Barnes.
Tamberla Perry is set as a series regular in Fox’s drama pilot A.P.B., from writer David Slack and Len Wiseman. Inspired by the July New York Times Magazine article “Who Runs the Streets of New Orleans,” A.P.B. explores what happens when an enigmatic tech billionaire purchases a troubled police precinct in the wake of a loved one’s murder. Perry will play Goss, an officer with the 13th precinct, where her partner is the hot-headed Officer Roderick Brandt (Taylor Handley) Perry most recently appeared on Madam Secretary. She starred in Barbecue at The Public late last year. She’s repped by Stewart Talent.