Daniel Lissing has been cast in LAST RESORT, a drama pilot from Shawn Ryan and Karl Gajjdusek. The series centers on the crew of the U.S.S. Nevada, a nuclear submarine, who, after disobeying a suspicious order, become fugitives. They land on the island of Sainte Marina, where they take over the NATO Listening Station and declare themselves an independent nuclear nation. Lissing will play a member of the crew, SEAL officer James King, a lethal killer with no ties back home.
Eight-year-old Maggie Jones has landed a lead in the comedy BEN FOX IS MY MANNY, which centers on an uptight single mother whose aimless brother moves in to help raise her daughter (played by Jones). This addition marks the young actress’ first pilot.
Feature veteran Kevin Bacon is set to star in the UNTITLED KEVIN WILLIAMSON DRAMA PROJECT for FOX. The series is described as an edge-of-the-seat thriller about a diabolical serial killer who uses technology to create a cult of serial killers, and a retired FBI profiler (Bacon) who finds himself in the middle of it.
David Conrad and Tovah Feldshuh round out the cast of NBC’s drama pilot BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE. Conrad will play Jerry, the head of Universal Kinematics, a Steve Jobs-type of entrepreneurial genius, expert at both high-level design and higher-level marketing of sophisticated Mechanical servants. Feldshuh will play the head of the Mechanical Control Division of the police department who is determined to keep them a cowed, servile underclass.