Jon Fletcher (Genius: Einstein), has booked a recurring role on NBC’s upcoming VR thriller Reverie, from the Extant team of creator Mickey Fisher and Amblin TV. Penned by Fisher, it is described as a grounded thriller that follows Mara Kint (Shahi), a former hostage negotiator and expert on human behavior who became a college professor after facing an unimaginable personal tragedy. But when she’s brought in to save ordinary people who have lost themselves in a highly advanced virtual-reality program in which you can literally live your dreams, she finds that in saving others, she may actually have discovered a way to save herself. Fletcher will play Oliver, brilliant guy, co-founder of Onira-Tech and partner to Alexix (Jessica Lu) and was a significant part of the company…until his feelings for Alexis turned romantic and were unrequited. Fletcher credits include a series regular role on the CW’s The Messengers and the male lead in Snapchat’s Tycoon. He was most recently in Nat Geo’s Genius: Einstein. He’s repped by Paradigm and attorney Ryan Levine.
Ginger Gonzaga Joins 'The Cleaning Lady' Fox Drama Pilot
Mixology alumna Ginger Gonzaga has booked a recurring role on NBC’s Champions, from The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Kaling and Charlie Grandy. Written by Grandy and Kaling, Champions centers on Vince (Anders Holm), a charismatic gym owner with no ambition, who lives with his younger brother Matthew (Andy Favreau), a gorgeous idiot. Their simple life of women and working out is put on hold when the teenage son of Vince is dropped off on their doorstep by Priya (Kaling), one of his old high school flings. Gonzaga will play Dana, an intelligent, put-upon bookkeeper at the gym who is biding her time at Champions until she gets a better job anywhere else. Gonzaga is best known for her role as Christy on HBO’s Togetherness and as Jim Jefferies’ frustrated and immature girlfriend Peggy in FX’s dark comedy Legit. She can also recently be seen in Showtime’s I’m Dying Up Here and Hulu’s Chance. She’s repped by Innovative Artists and Management 360.
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