UK actor, writer and comedian Tom Stourton has booked a series regular role on ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Hail Mary, from Sony TV and ABC Studios. Written by The McCarthys creator Brian Gallivan and directed by Julie Anne Robinson, Hail Mary centers on Mary Wolf (Casey Wilson), a young small-town mayor who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Only a miracle can help her. So … she fakes one. Stourton will play Inspector Matteo, a dry-witted, confident emissary from the Vatican who has come to this small town to investigate a sighting of the Virgin Mary. Stourton also stars alongside Charlotte Ritchie on BBC Three’s Siblings. He’s repped by Gersh and PDB Management.
Dan Hildebrand has signed on as a series regular to ABC drama pilot Still Star-Crossed from Shondaland. Written by Heather Mitchell based on the book by Melinda Taub and directed by Michael Offer, Still Star-Crossed is set in 16th century Verona and picks up where William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet left off. It charts the treachery, palace intrigue and ill-fated romances of the Montagues and Capulets in the wake of the young lovers’ tragic fate. Hildebrand will play Friar Lawrence, who uses the church to climb the social ladder. Hildebrand recently appeared on Scream Queens and is currently shooting NCIS: Los Angeles. He previously recurred on Game of Thrones, Rectify, Sons of Anarchy and Deadwood. He’s repped by TCA/Jed Root and Affirmative Entertainment.