USA Backdoor Pilot ‘The Wilding’ & Showtime’s ‘Dice’ Add Cast

Dominic Fumusa (Nurse Jackie), Antonio Jaramillo (Shades Of Blue) and Nadia Alexander (Fan Girl) have booked series regular roles in The Wilding, USA Network’s two-hour backdoor pilot from Universal Cable Prods and executive producers Tim Kring and writer-creator Silka Luisa. In The Wilding, disparate people across North Carolina realize they’re connected by the same haunting. Their only hope is a fractured family battling the repercussions of a teenage pregnancy, addiction and the discovery that they belong to a subset of people with supersensory abilities called Wildings. Fumusa, repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment, will play George, an enigmatic drifter that tracks down a former psychiatrist to confront past wrongs. Jaramillo, repped by Patino Management Company and SMS, is Carlos, Margaret’s (Jordana Spiro) husband. As a recovered drug addict and popular teacher, he connects with his troubled step-daughter Kayla in a way that others can’t. Paradigm-repped Alexander will play Kayla Hayes, a 17-year-old who restarts her life after being released from a mental health facility. Her freedom is threatened when she continues to suffer from the same hallucinations that have plagued her since childhood. Kring and Luisa executive produce with Imperative’s Justin Levy and Bailey Conway and Automatik Entertainment’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. Ciarán Foy will direct the pilot.

Lorraine BraccoAdrien Brody (The Pianist), Lorraine Bracco (The Sopranos) will guest star and Kevin Corrigan (Goodfellas) has booked a regular role in Showtime’s upcoming comedy series Dice. Created and written by Scot Armstrong (Old School, The Hangover Part II), the series from Fox 21 TV Studios chronicles the semi-true stories of controversial actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay, whose unique brand of humor often gets him in trouble. Once on top, the comedian — who plays himself — now must work to resurrect his career, pay his gambling debts, manage his sons’ rock band, fend off old fans and keep his family afloat. Corrigan will play Milkshake, Dice’s best friend and right-hand man. Brody will play himself in one episode and Bracco will guest star in two episodes as Toni, a Vegas overlord who owns series star Clay’s gambling debts. Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Bruce Rubenstein, Clay and Armstrong serve as executive producers.

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