Spin City alum Richard Kind is set for a lead role in Amazon Studios’ single-camera comedy pilot Red Oaks, exec produced by Steven Soderbergh and exec produced/directed by David Gordon Green. Set in the summer of 1985, Red Oaks centers on 20-year-old David Myers who takes a job as an assistant tennis pro at the predominantly Jewish Red Oaks country club in New Jersey and tries to figure out what kind of life he wants to lead. Kind, repped by Innovative and Forster Entertainment, plays David’s dad Sam Myers, who expects David to become an accountant and who, believing he is about to die while suffering a heart attack, confesses some shocking secrets to David that make things awkward between the two going forward.
Jenessa Grant (Reign) is set as a series regular in Amazon’s drama pilot Hysteria, from Shaun Cassidy, Alcon and Universal TV. It centers on Dr. Logan Harlow (Mena Suvari), a bright but socially awkward neurologist/psychiatrist at the University of Texas Medical School who travels to her hometown of Austin, TX to investigate a mysterious epidemic among high school girls that might be spreading through technology. Grant, repped by The Coronel Group and Canada’s Oldfield Management, will play Cassie Yates, the star dancer of the high school team who will transform into a powerful force. Also cast in the pilot as a recurring is Joseph David Jones who will play Deante Sanstreet, a straight A UT student and a dancer who meets Cassie and her dance teammates. Repped by Prestige Talent and Luber/Roklin.