Claire van der Boom (Love Is Now) has booked a regular role on NBC’s drama pilot Game Of Silence. Based on a Turkish format and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Game Of Silence centers on Jackson (Lyons), a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Van der Boom will play Marina, the beautiful, intelligent partner of her law firm who is engaged to Jackson (David Lyons). Van der Boom, repped by Paradigm, 3 Arts, United Management and attorney Robert Wallerstein, recurs on Hawaii Five-O and Constantine.
Shane Mcrae (Still Alice) has been cast as a series regular on CBS’ drama pilot Sneaky Pete, which is written and executive produced by House creator David Shore and Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston. It centers on Pete/Marius (Giovanni Ribisi), a thirtysomething con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. “Sneaky Pete” then hides out from his debtors while working for his new “family’s” bail bond business. Mcrae, repped by Gersh and TMT Entertainment, will play Taylor, a small-town cop thrilled to be reunited with his long-absent cousin Pete.
Rizwan Manji (Backstrom) has booked a regular role opposite Michael Cassidy in NBC’s untitled Aseem Batra pilot. The politically incorrect office comedy centers on best friends Dale (Cassidy) and Georgie (Christine Woods), whose relationship is upended when he starts dating the “perfect” woman. Manji, repped by DBA and Multi-Ethnic Talent and Promotion, will play Dale’s (Cassidy) workplace confidant and right-hand man.
Jerry Minor (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Community) has landed a regular role in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Sharing, from Universal TV and Jimmy Fallon’s Eight Million Plus. It is a workplace comedy about the different groups of people working side by side in a shared office space. Minor, repped by Principato Young Entertainment and UTA, plays Mike, who co-owns Open Spaces alongside his wife Polly, which is the name of the shared “co-working” office space of several budding companies and the various employees who work there.
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