Rob McClure (Noises Off) has joined the cast of Drew, CBS’ drama pilot based on the Nancy Drew character from the classic mystery book series. Written by Joan Rater and Tony Phelan and directed by James Strong, Drew is described as a contemporary take on the character from the books, with Nancy (Sarah Shahi), now in her 30s, working as a detective for the NYPD where she investigates and solves crimes using her uncanny observational skills, all while navigating the complexities of life in a modern world. McClure will play Dan Bennett, a photographer and family man who Nancy investigated for murder. McClure is currently starring on Broadway in Noises Off, and previously starred in Chaplin and Honeymoon In Vegas. He’s repped by Talent House and Schachter/Brown.
Friends alumna Christina Pickles has joined the cast of ABC drama pilot The Death Of Eva Sofia Valdez, from writer Charise Castro Smith and producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. Described as a sexy revenge drama with a supernatural twist and as MacBeth with a Cuban twist, it centers on Eva Sofia Valdez, an immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. Pickles will play Astrid, Blair’s mother, a “90 pound ballbuster in a Chanel suit” whose family has ruled the Miami roost for decades. She is repped by Domain.