Jon Bernthal could be headed for a reunion with former “The Walking Dead” showrunner Frank Darabont. Bernthal, who plays temperamental former sheriff Shane on AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” is circling the lead in Darabont’s TNT pilot, L.A. NIOR, which the network picked up to pilot earlier this month. Bernthal would play Joe Teague, the LAPD cop at the heart of the series that revolves around the police force’s pursuit of mobster Mickey Cohen.
British actor Tom Riley has landed the lead in the networks new original series DA VINCI’S DEMON’S, from David Goyer and BBC Worldwide Prods. Riley will play a young Leonardo da Vinci in the drama, described as a historical fantasy following the ‘untold’ story of the world’s greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence.