Yasmin Kaur Barn has landed a leading role in the Fox TV drama Recon, the first Fox pilot order from an outside studio (Warner Bros TV) this season. Recon is about a rookie FBI agent who embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family. Barn will play the role of Oshin. Also cast is Leonidas Castrounis, who will play Yusuf. Recon is written by The Vampire Diaries exec producer Caroline Dries and exec produced by TVD co-developers/exec producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec. Dries wrote the script and is exec producing with Williamson and Plec through Warner Bros. TV and Williamson’s Outerbanks Entertainment. Barn is repped by Identity Agency Group in the UK. Castrounis is repped by AMI.
Christine Ko has been cast opposite Joel McHale in The Great Indoors, CBS‘ multi-camera pilot written and executive produced by Mike Gibbons. The project, from CBS TV Studios, centers on Joel (McHale), an adventure reporter who must adapt to the times when he becomes the boss to a group of millennials in the digital department of the magazine. Ko will play Emma,the magazine’s millennial social media expert who views Joel (Joel McHale) as an out-of-touch relic from another time. Ko, repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Arsonhouse, recently appeared in HBO’s Ballers.