‘The Village’: Grace Van Dien To Star In NBC Drama Pilot
Grace Van Dien (Greenhouse Academy) has booked the lead role in NBC drama pilot The Village, from Mike Daniels and Universal TV.
Written/executive produced by Daniels (The Brave, Sons of Anarchy), The Village is a sprawling ensemble drama. Despite difference in age, race, culture and lifestyle, the residents of a Manhattan apartment building find that the more their lives intertwine, the more complex and compelling their connections become, thus proving life's challenges… Read
Damon Wayans Jr. To Star In CBS’ Tim McAuliffe/Austen Earl Comedy Pilot
EXCLUSIVE: Damon Wayans Jr., the most hotly pursued comedy actor this pilot season — as well as most pilot seasons in the past several years — has chosen a TV starring vehicle. Out of a dozen or so offers, Wayans has picked CBS’ multi-camera comedy pilot from writers Tim McAuliffe (The Last Man on Earth) and Austen Earl (9JKL) and The Late Late Show with James Corden executive producer Ben Winston.
In what is believed to be the biggest talent deal so far this pilot… Read
Mckenna Grace To Play Young Lead In Rob Lowe’s ‘The Bad Seed’ Lifetime Remake, Original’s Patty McCormack To Co-Star
Designated Survivor‘s McKenna Grace, coming off a buzzy performances as a lead in Gifted and as young Tonya Harding in I, Tonya, has been cast as the title character in The Bad Seed, Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated psychological horror-thriller film for Lifetime. Patty McCormack, who played the troubled young girl in the original movie, has been tapped for a co-starring role in the remake, starring, directed and executive produced by Lowe.
‘The End Of The World As We Know It’: Quinta Brunson To Star In CW Pilot
In what might be one of the biggest discoveries this pilot casting season, digital content creator and star Quinta Brunson (Broke) has landed the co-lead opposite Gage Golightly in the CW’s comedic drama pilot The End of the World as We Know It, from Rob Thomas and Warner Bros TV.
Written by Powerless executive producers/showrunners Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, The End of the World as We Know It (formerly known as It's The End of the World as We Know It) is… Read
Lupita Nyong’o To Star In ‘Born A Crime’ Based On Trevor Noah’s Memoir
EXCLUSIVE: Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o, currently starring as Nakia in Disney/Marvel’s record-smashing, watershed hit Black Panther, has signed on to star in Born a Crime, the film adaptation of The Daily Show host Trevor Noah's bestselling debut autobiography Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood.
Nyong'o will play Noah’s mom, Patricia, who served as an important figure to her son in his formative years. She was shot in the head by his stepfather while… Read
‘The Orville’: Chris Johnson Set To Recur On Season 2 Of Seth MacFarlane’s Fox Dramedy
Chris Johnson (47 Meters Down) is set for a recurring role on the upcoming second season of The Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s Fox space dramedy.
Johnson will play a new character aboard the ship.
The Orville stars MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad L. Coleman. Jessica Szohr was recently announced as a new regular for Season 2. Created and written by MacFarlane, The Orville is produced by… Read
Russell Hornsby To Star In Fox Legal Drama Pilot Produced By Danny Strong
Former Grimm star Russell Hornsby is set as a male lead in Fox’s drama pilot from Empire co-creator Danny Strong and feature writer David Elliot.
The untitled project (fka Infamy), a legal drama set in a wrongful conviction firm, hails from 20th Century Fox TV and studio-based Danny Strong Productions.
Penned by Elliot, it revolves around a legal team led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. They reopen investigations, putting their own lives… Read
‘A Million Little Things’: Anne Son To Co-Star In ABC Drama Pilot
Anne Son has been cast as one of the leads opposite Romany Malco, David Giuntoli and Christina Ochoa in ABC's ensemble drama pilot A Million Little Things, from writer DJ Nash, Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment and ABC Studios.
In the tone of The Big Chill, A Million Little Things is an hourlong drama with comedy elements about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, all are stuck in their lives. When one of them, Jon, dies unexpectedly… Read
Tyler Labine To Co-Star In NBC’s Bellevue Medical Drama Pilot
Former Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has been cast as a series regular opposite Janet Montgomery, Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher in NBC's untitled Bellevue hospital hourlong drama pilot from David Schulner, Peter Horton and Universal TV.
Written by Schulner and directed by Kate Dennis in her pilot directing debut, the character-driven medical drama is produced by Dr. Eric Manheimer, the former medical director at New York City's Bellevue Hospital and author of Twelve Patients… Read
Rose Rollins Joins Ilene Chaiken & Melissa Scrivner Love’s Fox Drama Pilot
The L Word alumna Rose Rollins has booked a key series regular role opposite Katie Holmes in Fox's FBI drama pilot from former Empire showrunner Ilene Chaiken and Melissa Scrivner Love, 20th Century Fox TV and 3 Arts.
Written by Chaiken and Love, the untitled drama (fka Mrs. Otis Regrets) centers on FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis (Holmes), who's in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion – an affair with a prominent general… Read
Sasheer Zamata & Sean Kleier To Topline NBC Comedy Pilot ‘So Close’
EXCLUSIVE: Saturday Night Live alumna Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier (Bravo’s Odd Mom Out) have been tapped as the leads of NBC comedy pilot So Close from Greg Malins (Will & Grace, Life In Pieces), Hazy Mills and Universal TV.
Written by Malins and directed by Gail Mancuso, So Close centers on hopeless romantics Riley (Zamata) & Kyle (Kleier). At crossroads in their separate lives, they are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks… Read
‘True Detective’: Brandon Flynn & Michael Graziadei Set To Recur In Season 3 Of HBO Anthology Series
Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) and Michael Graziadei (Good Girls Revolt) are set to recur in the third season of Nic Pizzolatto's HBO crime anthology series True Detective, starring Mahershala Ali, Carmen Ejogo, Stephen Dorff, Scoot McNairy, Mamie Gummer and Ray Fisher.
The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods.
As with the breakout original… Read