Camille Guaty (Scorpion) has been cast as a series regular in ABC’s pilot Mix, from Warner Bros. TV and Rashida Jones and Will McCormack’s studio-based Le Train Train. The dramedy explores the realities of modern-day families — multi-cultural, multi-generational, built through divorces, affairs and adoptions — set against the backdrop of a revered family restaurant at a crossroads. Guaty, repped by APA, Impression and Bloom Hergott, is the first person cast in the project and will play the eldest child in her family Lola, a perfectionist model-turned-photographer whose cool judgmental attitude keeps others at bay. She resents her younger half-sister Remy and devotes her energies to raising her recently adopted 9-year-old Ethiopian son. Guaty reunites with Mix director Daniel Barnz, whom she worked with on the Jennifer Aniston pic Cake.
Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Broadchurch) has joined the NBC pilot Blindspot, which this week lined up its leads in Jamie Alexander and Sullivan Stapleton. The drama, from Warner Bros TV and Greg Berlanti Prods., chronicles what happens when a beautiful woman, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in the middle of Times Square in New York City with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. The leader (Stapleton) of an elite FBI unit is called in from a mission to investigate the woman — who has his name written on her back. Jean-Baptiste, a Brit and an Oscar nominee for 1997’s Secrets & Lies, will play the series regular role of FBI Assistant Director Bethany Mayfair, who heads the investigation. She is repped by APA and Untitled. Martin Gero wrote the pilot and Mark Pellington is directing.
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