Johnathan Fernandez has been cast opposite Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. in Lethal Weapon, Fox’s hourlong pilot based on the movie franchise. In the pilot, written by Matt Miller and directed by McG, when Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Riggs (Crawford) suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he is partnered with LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh (Wayans), who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid stress in his life. Fernandez will play Scorsese, a dry-toned and creative pathologist with the LAPD who works with Riggs and Murtaugh. Fernandez’s credits include Girls, Younger, Hey Girl and Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll. He’s repped by Innovative Artists and Edna Cowan Management.
Tommy Savas is set for ABC comedy pilot The Fluffy Shop, co-written by and starring Gabriel Iglesias. It follows Gabe (Iglesias), a stepfather and boss to his family and friends, while he navigates his home life during the few days he spends off the road each week. Savas will play Reggie, Gabe’s manager, who’s not a slick Hollywood player but tries to carry himself like one. He grew up disadvantaged and didn’t go to college but makes up for it with street hustle. Gabe met Reggie early in his career and sticks with him out of loyalty. Savas’ credits include Eastside Films’ dark comedy Bad Roomies and NBC’s State of Affairs. He is repped by Ellis Talent Group and, and Joel Stevens Entertainment Company.