Ana Cruz Kayne has been cast in Four Stars, a drama pilot from playwright/TV writer Becky Mode, CBS TV Studios, and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions. R.J. Cutler will exec produce and direct the pilot. Four Stars centers on two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Florida who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security. Kayne will play Syd, the daughter of four-star General Rodriguez (not yet cast), who is a foreign policy wunderkind and hardcore policy wonk. She joins Wilmer Valderrama, who plays Matt, Rodriguez’s son and a military rock star in his own right. Kayne, whose other TV credits include Louie and Law & Order, is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment.
Royal Pains alumna Reshma Shetty has signed on to Bunker Hill, CBS’ medical drama pilot written by Jason Katims and directed by David Semel. The project follows James Bell (Augustus Prew), a young Silicon Valley tech titan who enlists Walter Wallace (Dermot Mulroney), a veteran surgeon with a controversial past in starting a hospital with a cutting-edge, “new school” approach to medicine. Wallace is described as a brilliant surgeon committed to saving lives who might care a little too much about his patients. Brenda Song co-stars. Shetty will play Dr.Talaikha Channarayapatra, described as insanely dedicated, quietly fearless, and maddeningly literal. Shetty also recurred on Odd Mom Out and Happyish. She’s repped by Innovative and Station 3.
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