Glee alum Harry Shum Jr. and former Man Seeking Woman co-star Katie Findlay are set as leads in ABC’s Heart of Life drama pilot from Ben Queen, Paul Weitz, Melvin Mar, 20th Century Fox TV and ABC Studios.
Inspired by the John Mayer song of the same name, Heart of Life is written by Queen and directed by Anne Fletcher. It follows two sets of adult siblings from wildly different worlds who discover they’re related and must reassess everything they thought they knew about their shared father. As they explore the mystery of their separate childhoods, they’ll experience the difficulty in overcoming the sins of the past, and learn the joys of reuniting with long-lost family.
Shum and Findlay will play one of the two sets of siblings at the center of the show, Brendan and Sydney Winter.
Queen, Mayer, Mar, Kasdan and Weitz executive produce.
Shum is known for his role as Mike Chang on Glee. He currently plays eccentric warlock Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters, which is wrapping up its third and final season on Freeform. On the film side, Shum was most recently seen in Warner Bros’ hit Crazy Rich Asians and is tipped to return for the sequels. He will next be seen in Lionsgate’s Escape Plan 3: Devil’s Station starring Sylvester Stallone as well as independent film Burn directed by Mike Gan. He’s repped by Paradigm, Triniti Management and Stone Genow.
Findlay was most recently seen as a series regular and female lead opposite Jay Baruchel on the final season of FX’s Man Seeking Woman. Her previous series credits include How To Get Away with Murder, The Carrie Diaries and the first season of AMC’s The Killing. She’ll soon be seen in Jordan Peele’s CBS All Access anthology series The Twilight Zone, and in upcoming indie feature Straight Up from writer/director James Sweeney. Findlay is repped by Thruline Entertainment and Pacific Artists Management in Vancouver.
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