Jessie Mueller has booked a recurring role in ABC’s midseason drama series The Family, written by Jenna Bans. It follows the return of a politician’s (Joan Allen) young son, who was presumed dead after disappearing over a decade earlier. Mueller, repped by Innovative Artists, will play Fran, a cherubic and sweet bakeshop employee who meets Hank (Andrew McCarthy). Mueller won Tony, Grammy, and Drama Desk Awards last year as the lead in Broadway’s Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She’s set to star in the new Broadway musical production of Sara Bareilles’ Waitress, which opens this spring.
Family Matters alum Darius McCrary has been tapped for a recurring role in Fox’s drama series Minority Report, a follow-up to the hit Steven Spielberg-Tom Cruise 2002 movie. McCrary, repped by Abrams Artists Agency and The Cartel, will play Aman Shale, a tall, dashing African man with the Department of Homeland Security. McCrary is coming off a recurring role on HBO’s The Leftovers.