Stephen Root has joined Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot To My Future Assistant. Written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham & Ellen Kreamer and directed by Peyton Reed, Assistant revolves around the assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help each other cope with the obnoxious overbearing bosses who test their sanity on a daily basis. Root plays Jen’s (Brittany Snow) boss Frank, a stern, intense attorney who — despite his bristly exterior — is not quite the monster he seems.
Another veteran actor, Delroy Lindo, has been cast in Believe, NBC’s drama pilot from J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuarón, which also has found its lead in newcomer Johnny Sequoyah. The project, written by Cuarón and Mark Friedman, is about the unlikely relationship between Bo (Sequoyah), a girl in possession of great powers — which will come into their own in seven years — and Tate (Jake McLaughlin), the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. APA-repped Lindo will play Winter, a kindly man posing as a Priest who has an agenda. Also cast in the pilot is Jamie Chung, repped by Gersh and 3 Arts, who plays Channing — a woman who works for Winter and assists Tate when he escapes from prison. She just wrapped Robert Rodriguez’s Sin City: A Dame To Kill For. Additionally, Sienna Guillory (Resident Evil), repped by UTA, UK’s Independent Talent Group and Inspire Entertainment, plays hitwoman Moore. She will next be seen on Season 3 of Luther.