Margot Bringham, Joan Allen, Allison Pill, and Florinana Lima have landed a roles in Jenna Bans’ FLESH AND BLOOD. The series centers on the return of a politician’s son who was thought murdered ten years prior. His reappearance sends shock waves through the community as the man in jail for the crime is released and the police reexamine the true events of that night. Bingham will play Nina, a police sergeant in the community. Allen plays Claire, the boy’s mother whose intention seems to be to use her son’s return for her political benefit. Pill will star as Willa Warren, Claire’s daughter and campaign manager who is pained with guilt because she was with her brother when he disappeared. Lima plays a young reporter with the local paper. Bans executive produces with Mandeville’s David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Bingham is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment. Allen is repped by ICM Partners. Pill is repped by CAA and Burstein Company. Lima is repped by Industry Entertainment.
Angela Kinsey will star in THE 46 PERCENTERS pilot for ABC. The multi-cam comedy is described as an “unromantic romantic comedy” about the 46% of the population who choose to stay married. The series is told through the POV of three couples. Kinsey will star as Marnie, one half of one of the couples. She is repped by UTA and LINK Entertainment.
Megan Hilty will topline JUDAH MILLER’S UNTITLED COMEDY. The show follows a Tony Award-winning woman, her risk-averse father, and their athletic son. The couple finds themselves completely out of their element as they try and parent their son through the competitive world of sports. Hilary plays Irene, a flamboyant diva who at her core is a good person. Miller is executive producing with Tom Lassally and Jonathan Berry. Hilty is repped by Gersh and Perennial Entertainment.
Erika Christensen has signed on to LA CRIME. From ABC Studios and Mandeville, the crime drama explores sex, politics and popular culture across various noteworthy eras in Los Angeles history. She will play Betty, a single mother who was a killer’s next intended victim but becomes his lover instead. Christensen is repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Paula Patton and Adam Rodriguez will co-star in the new crime drama RUNNER. The series, from 20th TV and ABC Studios, follows Lauren Marks (Patton), a wife and mother who had believed her husband had died in a plane crash. She discover him alive and traveling with a mysterious woman who has been using Lauren’s stolen identity. Rodriquez’s character helps Lauren find her husband despite being hated by her family for her role in the death of her nephew years ago. Patton is repped by CAA and More/Medavoy Management. Rodriguez is repped by UTA and A Management Company.
Gillian Anderson and Jim Broadbent have signed on to the BBC/Weinstein Company six-part adaptation of WAR AND PEACE, which will be directed by Tom Harper. Based on the epic Leo Tolstoy novel, the story revolves around five aristocratic families, set during the reign of Alexander I, and centers on the love triangle between Natasha Rostova, Pierre Bezukhov, and Andrei Bolkonsky. Anderson and Broadbent are each repped by CAA and the Independent Talent Group in the UK.
Mag Helgenberger has been added to the cast of the Stephen King adaptation, UNDER THE DOME. Helgenberger will first appear in the third season with will premiere on June 25. The actresses is most known for her roles on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Species. Helgenberger is repped by ICM Partners and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Phylicia Rashad has been cast in the drama pilot FOR JUSTICE. The pilot, based on James Patterson’s novel The Thomas Berryman Number, follows a female FBI agent working in the Department of Civil Rights Division who is caught between her radical family and her professional family. Rashad will Georgina Howe, a gay black saavy Washington player who leads the high-profile Civil Rights Division. Robert De Niro, Jame Rosenthal, James Patterson, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout will executive produce along with Rene Balcer who will pen the script as well. Rashad is repped by Innovative Artists and Parseghian Planco.
James Brolin will join the cast of the comedy pilot LIFE IN PIECES, written by Justin Alder. The series follows the Shorts family and is told through separate stories following different family members. Joining previously cast on-screen family Dianne Wiest, Colin Hanks, Thomas Sadoski, and Betsy Brandt, Brolin will play John Short, the families father who is in the middle of a midlife crisis. Brolin is repped by UTA and Scott Hart Management.
Diane Guerrero has landed her next role opposite Charlie McDermott in Greg Garcia’s comedy pilot SUPER CLYDE. The show follows an unassuming fast-food worker (McDermott) who decides to become a superhero. Guerro plays Maddy, his attractive, smart, and ambitious friend. Guerro is repped by Abrams Artists Agency and Vamnation Entertainment.
Calista Flockhart has joined the CBS pilot SUPERGIRL. She will play a character named Cat Grant, who in this version of the DC Comics property will act as the head of her own successful company, CatCo. Linda Danvers, aka Supergirl, played by Glee survivor Melissa Benoist, works as Grant’s personal assistant. Flockhart is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.
Margo Martindale will co-star in the SNEAKY PETE pilot for CBS. The drama, from Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston and House creator David Shore, centers on a thirty-something con man who, upon leaving prison, takes cover from his past by assuming the identity of a cellmate. Martindale will play Audrey, who with her husband is trying to keep the family bail bond business afloat. She is repped by Gersh.
Melanie Kannokada has signed on to the CBA drama pilot CODE BLACK. The medical series, based on the documentary of the same name by Ryan McGarry, is set in the busiest ER in the nation, LA County Hospital, where the extraordinary staff confronts a broken system. Kannokada will play Malaya, a doctor just starting her residency. She is repped by Abrams Artists and McKeon/Myones Entertainment.
Andrew J. West has landed the lead role in J.J Abrams’ DEAD PEOPLE. The Walking Dead star will play Floyd, a down-on-his luck, semi-alcoholic but likeable cab driver who, after being revived from an accident that kills him for two minutes, is able to interact with ghosts, including his late ex-wife. The project is being written and executive produced by creator Tom Kapinos for Bad Robot and Warner Bros TV. West is repped by Group Management and CAA.
The FX pilot THE BASTARD EXECUTIONER has started to pick up its cast. Stephen Moyer, Katey Sagal, Sam Spruell and Kurt Sutter will co-star in the pilot. The regular cast also includes Timothy V. Murphy, Flora Spencer-Longhurst, Darren Evans, Danny Sapani, Sarah White, and Sarah Sweeney. Additionally Matthew Rhys will recur. The period drama, written by Sutter and directed by Paris Barclay, tells the story of a warrior knight in King Edward III’s charge who is broken by the ravages of war and vows to lay down his sword. But when that violence finds him again, he is forced to pick up the bloodiest sword of all. Moyer is repped by WME. Sagal is repped by WME. Spencer-Longhurst is repped by United Agents. Sutter is repped by WME. Spruell is repped by ICM and Silver Lining Entertainment. Evans is repped by Troika. Murphy is repped by SDB Partners. Rhys is repped by WME and Management 360.
Stark Sands, Meagan Good, and Laura Regan have join the cast of MINORITY REPORT, the television adaptation of Steven Spielberg’s 2002 blockbuster by the same name. The project is set 10 years after the film and will follow Dash (Sands), one of the three Precogs, as he struggles to lead a “normal” life in spite of his visions of the future. Sands will play both the Dash and Arthur roles. Good will play female lead Lara Vega, a tough detective that must help Dash find his new purpose. Regan will play Agatha, the foster sister of identical twins Dash and Arthur, who can see most clearly into the future. Sands is repped by ICM Partners and Management 360. Good is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment. Regan is represented by Greene & Associates and Corner Booth Entertainment.
Jane Curtin and Rob Riggle will co-star in the 48 HOURS TIL MONDAY pilot. The sitcom follows a husband’s “desperate struggle to not let every weekend go completely to hell.” Riggle will play Charlie Bishop, described as an energetic, over-committed, yet blindly confident father of three who is happily married to his wife Kelly. Curtin will play Louise McGill, Riggle’s mother-in-law, who lives with the married couple. Curtin is repped by ICM. Riggle is repped by WME.
Lucien Laviscount is the latest addition to the ensemble cast of Fox’s upcoming horror anthology SCREAM QUEENS. From Glee creators Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, the series centers on a college campus that is rocked by a series of murders. Laviscount is repped by Waring and McKenna and Industry Entertainment.
Jack Davenport has been cast as the male lead opposite Sarah Silverman in an UNTITLED LUCY PREBBLE COMEDY, from Secret Diary Of A Call Girl creator Lucy Prebble. The series is being described as comedic look at a pathologically honest woman having a modern mid-life crisis. Davenport will play Blake, a damage Brit and love interest. He will work alongside previously reported cast members Silverman, Kerri Kenney and Mark Cohen. Prebble and Silverman executive produce with Ash Atalla, Amy Zvi and Dan Hine. Davenport is repped by Gersh and Sanders Armstrong Caserta Management.
Marisa Tomei has been tapped to play Gloria Steinem in MS. The miniseries will co-star Kathy Najimy and centers on the creation of Ms. magazine in 1971. The story is told through the eyes of the women who founded and ran the magazine and sheds light on the lives of women during the early days of the Women’s Movement. Tomei is repped by CAA and Untitled Entertainment.
Ray Liotta, Drea de Matteo, Vincent Laresca and Warren Kole has been cast in straight-to-series drama SHADES OF BLUE starring Jennifer Lopez. Written by Adi Hasak, directed by Barry Levinson, and executive produced by Ryan Seacrest, the series follows a tight-knit group of corrupt police officers. Liotta plays patriarch Lieutenant Bill Wozniak,, Matteo plays tough-skinned Shirley Nazario, and Karesca plays the moral guide, Tony Espada, while Kole plays up-and-coming FBI agent Robert Staal. Liotta is repped by UTA and Untitled Entertainment. Matteo is repped by Gersh and Untitled Entertainment. Laresca is repped by TalentWorks and Ellen Meyer Management. Kole is repped by The Kohner Agency and Silver Lining Entertainment.
Brooke Ishibashi has landed a lead role in the comedy pilot PEOPLE ARE TALKING. The project focuses on a white and a black couple while examining sex and race. Ishibashi will play one of the main wives who balances life a a mother and no-nonsense attorney. DJ Nash and Will Packer will serve as executive produce. Ishibashi is repped by Judy Boals Inc.
Stacy Keach will soon join the cast of the UNTITLED SUZANNE MARTIN PROJECT from Hazy Mills and Universal TV. The show tells the story of couple who have to make due when both their children and their parents move pack in. Keach will play the ex-military father who returns home. Keach is repped by Diamond Management and Binder and Associates.
Rila Fukushima is set to star in WARRIOR, a new drama written and executive produced by David DiGilio. The magical martial arts drama centers on Kai Forreswter (Natalie Martinez), damaged heroine who works undercover with physical and spiritual guidance from a mysterious arts master with the goal of bringing down an international crime lord. Fukushima will play Tasu, a character who appears in Kai’s dreams despite being in a coma in her father’s apartment. Phillip Noyce will direct and Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald will executive producer. Fukashima is repped by ICM Patners and Seven.
Erinn Hayes has been cast as the female lead in PROBLEM CHILD. The single-camera comedy pilot was inspired by the 1990 feature by the same name. The pilot, written by Scott Armstrong, stars Hayes as one half of a couple trying desperately to handle their troublesome and mischievous child. Hayes is repped by UTA and Sweeney Entertainment.
Andrea Anders has landed a regular role on HOW WE LIVE. Written and executive produced by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley, the singe-cam centers on Russell, a blogger, and his wife, Holly, who move to the suburbs where he begins to write about his new friends and neighbors as though he’s an anthropologist who has stumbled on an undiscovered tribe. Anders will play Natalie, a stay-at-home mom. She is repped by Gersh and the JR Talent Group.
Bre Blair, Conor O’Farrell, and Demetrius Grosse will all co-star in GAME OF SILENCE. The drama pilot centers on Jackson (David Lyons), a rising attorney on the brink of success whose perfectly crafted life is threatened when his long-lost childhood friends return to expose a dark secret from their violent past. Blair is repped by Don Buchwald & Associates. O’Farrell is repped by SDB Partners. Grosse is repped by Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Flula Borg will star in NBC’s comedy pilot CUCKOO. Based on the BBC Three series, the comedy centers on a middle-class family whose daughter comes back from a summer abroad married to a charming but infuriating eccentric named Cuckoo (Borg). Naturally hilarious family shenanigans ensue. Borg is repped by UTA and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Laurie Holden has joined the cast of CHICAGO MED, the newest spin-off from Chicago Fire. She is set to play Holden will play Dr. Hannah Tramble, a fearless, brilliant ER surgeon whose tough childhood has given her a dark edge. She joins S. Epatha Merkerson and Yaya DaCosta in the series from Wolf Films and Universal TV. She is repped by APA.
Oliver Platt has also signed on to co-star alongside Laurie Holden in CHICAGO MED. He will play Dr. Daniel Charles, the head of psychiatry, in the planted spinoff that was created by Dick Wolf, who is writing. Platt is repped by WME.
Wesley Snipes will co-star in the ENDGAME pilot for NBC. He joins Philip Winchester in the dramatic thriller series that centers on a former intelligence officer turned security expert (Winchester) who is drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that forces him to complete a series of heroic challenges in order to save innocent lives. Snipes will play Johnson, Pit Boss for The Game, who keeps an eye on the big picture. He is repped by APA.
Ed Begley Jr., Sharon Lawrence, and Moby will all guest star on BLUNT TALK. The summer comedy stars Patrick Stewart as Walter Blunt, a British newscaster moves to Los Angeles with his alcoholic manservant and the baggage of several failed marriages to host a sanctimonious talk show. Begley Jr. is repped by Innovative Artists and Industry Entertainment. Lawrence is repped by APA. Moby is repped by ICM and Kraft-Engel Management.