Jane The Virgin‘s Rachel DiPillo has landed the female lead opposite Flula Borg in NBC’s comedy pilot Cuckoo, an adaptation of the breakout BBC Three comedy series that starred Andy Samberg. NBC’s Cuckoo is the story of a middle-class family whose daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo (Borg), much to her father’s annoyance. DiPillo, repped by Paradigm and Treadwell Entertainment, will play Rachel, a recent college grad who just spent a semester in Thailand where she met and married Cuckoo. She has a big heart, which has led to her acceptance of all of Cuckoo’s quirks.
Ashley Johnson has booked a regular role on NBC’s drama pilot Blindspot. Written by Martin Gero and directed by Mark Pellington, it chronicles what happens when a beautiful woman, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in the middle of NYC’s Times Square with her memory wiped and no clue as to what the extensive tattoos on her body mean. Johnson, repped by Innovative Artists and Anonymous Content, will play Patterson Leung, the resident tech expert on Mayfair’s (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) team.