Weeds alum Romany Malco has been cast as one of the leads in ABC’s ensemble drama pilot A MILLION LITTLE THINGS. Malco will play Rome, a depressed but very successful commercial director. Not quite the gig he went to film school for, he longs to be doing something more important with his life.
Glee alum Titus Makin is set as a regular role opposite Nathan Fillion in ABC’s straight to series light crime drama THE ROOKIE. The series follows John Nolan (Fillion), the oldest rookie in the LAPD. Makin will play Officer Jackson West, an eager rookie whose father is a high-level commander in the LAPD.
Designated Survivor‘s Xavier De Guzman has been cast in ABC’s straight to series light crime drama procedural TAKE TWO, from Castle creator Andrew W. Marlowe. De Guzman will play Berto, an assistant to the main character, Eddie.
2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings has been cast in the ABC’s untitled Justin Noble pilot. The workplace ensemble comedy centers on two guest services associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests they’re stuck with for each day. Dennings will play Ellie, on of the guest-services specialist, forced to wear a fake smile as she deals with hotel clientele who pay more per night than she pays in rent each month.
Fargo‘s Bokeem Woodbine has been tapped as the lead of CBS’ legal drama pilot MAIN JUSTICE. The series follows the 82nd Attorney General of the United States and the first African American to hold the position.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungles‘ Ser’ Darius Blain has been cast as a co-lead in the CW’s CHARMED feminist reboot dramedy pilot. Blain will play Galvin, the ideal boyfriend, funny, mellow, in touch with his emotions and totally on board to follow his lady across the country for her dream job. His dream is to be a filmmaker, but has yet to catch the break he’s sure is just around the corner.
Don Johnson has been tapped as the male lead role opposite Erin Foster in DADDY ISSUES, Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot. Johnson will play Roman, a narcissist who perpetually dates younger women in an effort to fill a void in his life ever since his divorce…Until he finds a new girlfriend he believes to be “the one.”
Newcomer Jordan L. Jones has landed a lead role in the Fox comedy pilot REL. The series centers on Lil Rel, a prideful, self-made success who lives by the code to “always believe in yourself and great things will come.” Jones will play Nat, Rel’s brother. This will be Jones’ first series regular gig.
Former Salem star Janet Montgomery is set as a female lead in NBC’s hourlong hospital drama BELLEVUE. Montgomery will play Dr. Laura Bloom, an attending ER doctor. Moonlighting to make more money, she’s spreading herself too thin and running on fumes.
Guy Pearce is set to star in the newly titled eight-episode supernatural drama series THE INNOCENTS. The series revolves around teenagers Harry and June who run away from their repressive family lives to be together and are thrown into an extraordinary journey of self-discovery that derails their innocent dream. Pearce will play Halvorson, no other details have been provided.
Absentia‘s Bruno Bichir has been cast in a recurring role in the new live-action series TITANS. The series is slated to premiere in 2018 as part of the inaugural slate of a new DC-branded direct-to-consumer digital service. Bichir will play The Chief, Dr Niles, a pioneer in medical science, searching the world for those on the edge of death in need of a miracle.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern