Chandler Kinney (Gortimer Gibbons Life on Normal Street) has joined the cast of Lethal Weapon, Fox’s hourlong pilot based on the hit movie franchise. In the pilot, written by Matt Miller and directed by McG, when Texas cop and former Navy SEAL Riggs suffers the loss of his wife and baby, he moves to Los Angeles to start anew. There, he is partnered with LAPD Detective Roger Murtaugh, who, having recently suffered a “minor” heart attack, must avoid stress in his life. Kinney will play Riana Murtaugh, the Murtaughs’ 15-year-old daughter, a typical L.A. teenager. The only time Riana looks up from her phone is to deploy that famous Murtaugh wit at the dinner table; she will bring up anything she can to drive her parents nuts. Kinney is repped by Paradigm and managed by Marnie Cooper.
Sarayu Blue (Monday Mornings) has been cast opposite Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse in The CW pilot No Tomorrow, from the Jane The Virgin duo of writer/co-executive producer Corinne Brinkerhoff and executive producer Ben Silverman. Directed by Jane the Virgin pilot director Brad Silberling and written by Brinkerhoff and the comedy writing-directing team Scott McCabe and Tory Stanton aka Two Trick Pony, No Tomorrow centers on a risk-averse, straight arrow, female procurement manager (Anderson) at an Amazon-like distribution center. She falls in love with a freewheeling man (Sasse), who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent, leading to comedic and poignant results as they embark on a quest together to fulfill their individual bucket lists. Blue will play Kareema, one of the manager’s (Anderson) “too-hip” co-workers. Blue, repped by Pakula/King & Associates and D2 Management, recurs on The Real O’Neals and will next be seen in Veep.