Charity Wakefield (The Raven) has landed the female lead opposite Philip Winchester and Wesley Snipes in NBC drama pilot Endgame, written by John Rogers and directed by Bharat Nalluri for Davis Entertainment and Sony TV. Described as a high-octane thriller set in the high-stakes world of Las Vegas, it centers on Alex (Winchester), a former intelligence officer turned security expert who is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives. Wakefield will play Cassandra, a rule-breaker who aids Alex in his quest even as she manipulates him for her own secret agenda. A whip-smart tech genius with her own history in the intelligence and counter-terrorist world, she is far more dangerous than she at first appears to be. Wakefield is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and United in the UK.
Ben Hollingsworth (Cult, The Tomorrow People) has booked a regular role in CBS pilot Code Black. The medical drama, written by Michael Seitzman and directed by David Semel, is based on Ryan McGarry’s feature documentary. It is set in the busiest and most notorious ER in the nation and revolves around four residents who are getting their first taste of ER medicine and the medical staff who mentor, teach and terrify them. Hollingsworth, repped by The Kohner Agency, Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management, and Play Management in Canada, will play Mario, an eager, cocky new resident in the ER.
Wakefield photo by Faye Thomas.