The Player alumna Charity Wakefield and Thad Luckinbill (The Young and the Restless) have booked series-regular roles in ABC’s untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer drama pilot, executive produced by Reese Witherspoon.
Written by Oppenheimer, the project follows the personal and professional life of Gemma, a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas, which begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. Wakefield will play Jules, Gemma’s younger sister. Described as manic, emotionally unstable, and lacking any trace of a filter, Jules is the epitome of loneliness gone wrong. Whereas her older sister Gemma has built up walls of icy protection around her, Jules is desperate for any bit of love she can get. Luckinbill is Oliver, Gemma’s trophy fiance, the preppy trust fund kid with classic good looks. He would be detestable if he weren’t such a nice guy.
Wakefield will next be seen in BBC 2’s six-part drama series Close To The Enemy and she previously recurred on Wolf Hall. Luckingbill is a partner in Black Label Media, the production company behind Sicario and Demolition. As an actor, he recently had guest appearances on Ballers, Criminal Minds and Major Crimes. Wakefield is repped by ICM Partners, Management 360 and United Agents in the UK. Luckinbill is repped by Primary Wave and CESD.