Lina Esco (Cane) has booked a role in Fox’s drama pilot Lucifer, from Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on the characters from the DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, the show centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Esco will play Lucifer’s best friend Maze, a fierce demon in the form of a beautiful young woman. Her TV credits include CSI, Drop Dead Diva and the miniseries Heroes: Destiny. Esco, repped by CAA and Luber Roklin, also directed, co-wrote and appeared in the 2014 feature Free The Nipple.
Elliot Knight (Syfy’s Sinbad) has been cast in ABC drama pilot The Advocate, from Vendetta Prods and Warner Bros TV. It centers on a type-A businesswoman (Kim Raver) who has a medical scare, only to be dangerously misdiagnosed, and experiences the hazards of our healthcare system. She leaves her career behind to become a relentless advocate for anyone caught in the maze that is modern medicine. Knight will play Brett, the receptionist at the advocacy office, who can sometimes be a bit clueless when it comes to dealing with potential clients. The British actor recurs on How To Get Away With Murder, and his TV credits include Law & Order: UK and the BBC’s By Any Means. Knight, repped by ICM Partners, Affirmative Entertainment and Payne Management, next will be seen in the feature Take Down.
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