Michael Graziadei, who recently wrapped an eight-year stint on The Young & The Restless, is set to co-star in another soapy drama, this time in primetime. Graziadei has been cast in ABC‘s Romeo & Juliet-esque pilot Venice, about the haves and the have-nots of California’s most seductive city, Venice. It focuses on two rival families, the Nances and the Carvers, and a forbidden and dangerous romance emerging between them as the families battle for control of Venice. Graziadei, repped by Gersh and Main Title, will play Josh Nance, the son of Gordy Nance (Bruce Greenwood) and bother of Sophie (Odette Annable), a rising star in his father’s company, poised to take over the family business. He had a recurring role on the first season of FX’s American Horror Story.
Enver Gjokaj and Brendan Hines (Lie To Me) have been cast in ABC’s hourlong pilot Murder In Manhattan, executive produced by Ryan Reynolds. It is a dramedy set in New York centering on mother Blythe and daughter Lex (Bridget Regan) who team up as amateur sleuths. Hines will play Lex’s brother, an Assistant District Attorney. Gjokaj, repped by ICM Partners, Suskin Management and Jackoway Tyreman, will play Jack, Lex’s best childhood friend, now an NYPD directive who has feelings for Lex and helps her and her mother in their investigations.