In her biggest break to date, up-and-coming actress Nicole Beharie has scored the female lead in Sleepy Hollow, Fox’s drama pilot written by Alex Kurtzman, Bob Orci and Phillip Iscove and directed by Len Wiseman. A modern–day supernatural thriller based on The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow, the project, from 20th TV and K/O, follows Ichabod Crane as he partners with Sleepy Hollow’s Detective Abbie Archer (Beharie) to solve the mysteries of a town ravaged by the battle between good and evil. Abbie is about to leave for the FBI Academy when she witnesses the brutal murder of someone close to her, and her story is corroborated by only one person — a man called Ichabod Crane. Beharie, repped by ICM Partners and ATA Management, joins recently cast Orlando Jones and Katia Wintein the pilot exec produced by Kurtzman, Orci, Wiseman and Heather Kadin.

Daniel Stern has been cast in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Girlfriend In A Coma, from Wolf Films and Universal TV. Written by Liz Brixius based on Douglas Coupland’s book, it centers on Karen (Christina Ricci), a woman who was in a coma for many years and unexpectedly comes out of the coma to find she has a 17-year-old daughter, Evie (Miranda Cosgrove). Stern plays Karen’s father Tom McNeil, a salt of the earth electrician who, along with his wife, has been raising Evie. (more…)