Actress, comedian and writer Beth Hoyt is set as a series regular on Real Good People, CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot written/executive produced by writer-actress Stephnie Weir and executive produced by Greg Garcia. The project (aka Y’all in the Family) centers on a conservative, small-town family forced to reconcile their values when they discover their children’s lives are less than perfect. Hoyt will play Beth, the dramatic middle child who fled conservative Texas to pursue love and fashion in NYC, only to wake up a decade later bitter, broke and single and grateful to have a loving home to return to. Named one of the New Faces at Montreal’s Just For Laughs festival, Hoyt’s TV credits include Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Inside Amy Schumer, Teacher’s Lounge and High Maintenance. Her YouTube channel BethInShow has garnered more than 3.5 million views. She is repped by APA, Principato Young and attorney Josh Sandler.
Alex Lanipekun (BBC’s Spooks) has booked a series regular role in ABC pilot Spark, from writer Michael Cooney and producers Ian Sander & Kim Moses. Spark is a lavish primetime drama series of passion, greed and hope in a Steampunk reality, circa 2016. Set in an alternate history where gas and coal fuel the world, the drama centers on the battle for power between two rival families and a rebellious young woman with a spark of invention that could level both their empires. Lanipekun will play Christian, Philippe’s son and Alex’s older brother. Handsome and autocratic, he’s been raised in an atmosphere of great wealth and absolute power. But privilege has spoiled him, and he now has an exalted sense of his own omnipotence. Lanipekun most recently recurred on Seasons 4 and 5 of Showtime’s Homeland. He also recently was in the Scott Free production of Killing Jesus for the National Geographic Channel. Previously, he recurred on Fox’s 24, Showtime’s The Borgias and UK comedy series Big Bad World. He’s repped by Innovative Artists.