Brad William Henke (Orange Is the New Black) has booked a series-regular role in CBS’ drama pilot the Untitled Jenny Lumet Project, a character-based procedural from writer Lumet and exec producers Katie Couric, David Marshall Grant, Alex Kurtzman, Heather Kadin and Richard Shepard, who also directs. Penned by Lumet with Grant supervising, the untitled drama centers on an elite team of investigators for the Northeast Regional U.S. Hate Crimes Unit who solve myriad crimes against humanity as they confront their own biases. Henke will play Tucker, a military man with paternal instincts. The actor will reprise his role as no-nonsense prison guard Desi Piscatella in the upcoming season of Orange Is the New Black, and he also recurs on Amazon’s Sneaky Pete. He’s repped by APA and JR Talent Group.
Emayatzy Corinealdi (Hand of God) is set for a series-regular role in CBS drama pilot The Get, from 11.22.63 developer/showrunner Bridget Carpenter. Written/executive produced by Friday Night Lights alumna and playwright Carpenter, The Get centers on a team of tireless Internet journalists who pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting. Corinealdi will play Noelle, a fearless journalist who never backs down from a story she cares about. Corinealdi starred in Amazon Studios’ Hand of God and in the Emmy-nominated History miniseries Roots. She’s repped by ICM Partners, Primary Wave Entertainment and Del Shaw.
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