Katja Herbers Lands Lead In CBS Drama Pilot ‘Evil’
Katja Herbers (Westworld) is set as the female lead in CBS drama pilot Evil, from The Good Wife's Robert and Michelle King and CBS TV Studios.
Written and executive produced by Robert and Michelle King, Evil is a series about the battle between science and religion. It focuses on Kristen Benoist (Herbers), a skeptical female clinical psychologist who joins a priest-in-training and a blue-collar contractor as they investigate supposed miracles, demonic possessions, and… Read
Wendie Malick To Co-Star In ‘Richard Lovely’ Fox Comedy Pilot; Alex Hardcastle To Direct
Hot in Cleveland and Just Shoot Me alumna Wendie Malick has been cast in a main role in Richard Lovely, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot, from Grace and Frankie executive producer Billy Finnegan and 20th Century Fox TV. In addition, Alex Hardcastle (Grace and Frankie) has signed on to direct and executive produce the pilot.
Written and executive produced by Finnegan, Richard Lovely, which has an About a Boy vibe to it, is about Richard Lovely, the disgruntled author of… Read
‘Juicy Stories’ Pilot Not Going Forward At E!
EXCLUSIVE: E! has opted not to proceed with Juicy Stories, its hourlong dramedy pilot inspired by Juicy Couture founders Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor, from Sex and the City alums Michael Patrick King and Amy B. Harris, Warner Horizon Scripted TV and UCP.
E! doesn’t currently have other scripted pilots or scripted series but is said to remain open to the arena. The network, known for its reality franchises, is developing across all genres, and is expected to… Read
‘The Hypnotist’s Love Story’: Liza Lapira Joins Heather Graham In ABC Drama Pilot Based On Liane Moriarty Book
Liza Lapira (Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life, 9KJL) has been cast as a series regular opposite Heather Graham in ABC’s drama pilot The Hypnotist’s Love Story, based on the bestselling book by Big Little Lies author Liane Moriarty. The project hails from Graham, who will play one of the two leads and will executive produce; writer Katie Wech (Jane the Virgin); ABC Studios; and studio-based Mandeville Television.
Written by Wech, The Hypnotist's Love Story centers… Read
Susannah Grant To Direct ABC Drama Pilot ‘Until The Wedding’
Erin Brockovich writer Susannah Grant had been tapped to direct and executive produce ABC’s Until the Wedding, a romantic drama pilot from writer Becky Mode (Smash), producers Sarah Timberman & Carl Beverly (Elementary, SEAL Team), Alon Aranya (Betrayal, Hostages), Israel's Reshet Media and ABC Studios.
Based on the Israeli series of the same name (Ad Hatuna in Hebrew), Until the Wedding is the story of how one couple's decision to get married can affect everyone in their… Read
‘Bluff City Law’: Caitlin McGee To Star In NBC Legal Drama Pilot
Caitlin McGee (Grey’s Anatomy) has been cast as the female lead in NBC’s legal drama pilot Bluff City Law (working title) from The Brave creator Dean Georgaris, David Janollari (Midnight, Texas) and Michael Aguilar (Kidding) and Universal TV.
Written by Georgaris, Bluff City Law is a character-driven legal drama that follows the lawyers of an elite Memphis law firm that specializes in the most controversial landmark civil rights cases. Led by legendary lawyer Elijah… Read
The CW Pilot Finds Its Nancy Drew In Kennedy McMann, Casts Leah Lewis, Sets Larry Teng To Direct, Melinda Hsu To Run
EXCLUSIVE: Newcomer Kennedy McMann has landed the title role in the CW’s untitled Nancy Drew drama pilot, inspired by the classic mysteries about the brilliant young sleuth. Leah Lewis (The CW’s Charmed) will co-star in the pilot, from Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage's Fake Empire and CBS TV Studios, which has tapped Larry Teng (the CW’s Supergirl) as director and Melinda Hsu Taylor (The Ce’s The Vampire Diaries) as executive… Read
‘Cipher’: Gabriel Bateman Cast As Lead, Kyla-Drew Simmons To Co-Star In Syfy AI Pilot
Young actor Gabriel Bateman (American Gothic, Outcast) has been cast as the lead of Syfy pilot Cipher (working title), and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn alum Kyla-Drew Simmons is set to co-star in the AI drama from Allison Miller (Strange Angel) and Universal Content Productions. Rough House Pictures (Halloween) is executive producing.
Written by Miller, in Cipher, following the recent death of his mother, 13-year-old video game junkie Asa’s (Bateman) life changes yet again… Read
Edie Falco To Topline CBS Cop Drama Pilot ‘Tommy’ From Paul Attanasio
EXCLUSIVE: Emmy winner Edie Falco has been tapped as the lead in CBS drama pilot Tommy (fka Nancy), from the Bull team of co-creator Paul Attanasio and producer Amblin TV.
In Tommy, written by Attanasio and directed by Kate Dennis, Falco stars as the titular character Abigail “Tommy” Thomas. With a New Yorker's gift for being tough and sarcastic while remaining likable, Tommy — as she likes to be called — loves being a cop more than anything and is a former high-ranking… Read
Fox Orders Drama Pilot From Annie Weisman & Jason Katims Based On Australian Series ‘Sisters’
It took awhile, but Fox finally has given a formal pilot green light to a one-hour drama based on the Endemol Shine Australia series Sisters. The untitled project (fka Sisters), which had a put pilot commitment, hails from The Path duo of co-executive producer Annie Weisman and executive producer Jason Katims, as well as the original series' co-creator Imogen Banks, Universal TV and Endemol Shine North America.
Leslye Headland has been tapped to direct the pilot, written… Read
Amazon’s Russo Brothers International Event Series Adds Midnight Radio As EPs, Sets First Locations – TCA
Josh Appelbaum, André Nemec, Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg of Midnight Radio have been set as writers and executive producers of Anthony and Joe Russo’s upcoming global event multi-series for Amazon Studios.
The as-yet untitled epic franchise, described as an action-packed spy series with a compelling emotional center, will begin with an international tentpole series. That will be followed by multiple, connected local-language series, with the first two originating in… Read
‘FBI: Most Wanted’: Roxy Sternberg To Star In CBS’ Spinoff From Dick Wolf
EXCLUSIVE: Roxy Sternberg (Mars, Emerald City) is set as a lead opposite Julian McMahon in FBI: Most Wanted, the planted spinoff of Dick Wolf's freshman CBS drama series FBI. The spinoff has a series commitment, making an episodic pickup for next season likely.
As the name suggests, FBI: Most Wanted centers on the division of the FBI tasked with tracking and capturing the notorious criminals on its Most Wanted list.
Sternberg will play FBI Agent Sheryll Barnes, an ex-NYPD… Read