Michael O’Neil is set to recur on the seventh and final season of SCANDAL, which returns March 1. Details of his character are being kept under wraps.
Anne Son has been cast as one of the leads in ABC’s ensemble drama pilot A MILLION LITTLE THINGS. The hourlong dramedy is about a group of friends who, for different reasons and in different ways, all are stuck in their lives. When one of them, Jon, dies unexpectedly, it’s just the wake-up call the others need to finally start living. Son will play Katherine who was once the fun one in the group but now is the mom to a son she loves while juggling being the parent she wants to be with her very successful law career.
CW has tapped comedian Quinta Brunson to co-star in the dramedy pilot THE END OF THE WORLD AS WE KNOW IT. The series explores what happens when a prison spaceship carrying the universe’s most deadly aliens crashes in Southern California. Brunson will star as Ruby, one-half of the criminal-finding duo, who is a hyper-intelligent, upbeat MIT graduate that hasn’t been able to hold down an engineering job due to her interests shifting a mile a minute. She’s working at her parents’ birthday party place and pizza restaurant for kids, but with the arrival of the crashed spaceship, Ruby may have finally found her mission.
The L Word alumna Rose Rollins has booked a key series regular role in Fox’s untitled FBI drama pilot. The series centers on FBI Special Agent Hazel Otis (Katie Holmes), who’s in the midst of investigating a domestic terrorism threat when a personal indiscretion- an affair with a prominent general shatters her life and threatens her career at the FBI. Rollins will play Sara Ruiz, an FBI field agent who stands by Hazel when the scandal breaks.
Former Grimm star Russell Hornsby is set as a male lead in Fox’s untitled drama pilot. The series revolves around a legal team led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justice. They reopen investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty. Hornsby will play Ezekiel “Easy” Boudreau, a savvy, pragmatic and cool attorney who works at the wrongful conviction firm.
Former Deadbeat star Tyler Labine has been cast as a series regular in NBC’s untitled BELLEVUE hospital hourlong drama pilot. The project follows the new director of Bellevue Hospital, whose maverick approach disrupts the status quo while always prioritizing patient care. Labine will play Dr. Iggy Frome, an attending child psychiatrist at the hospital, who likes to think outside the box but has been continually beat down by the system.
Saturday Night Live alumna Sasheer Zamata and Sean Kleier have been tapped as the leads of NBC comedy pilot SO CLOSE. The series centers on hopeless romantics Riley (Zamata) and Kyle (Kleier). At crossroads in their separate lives, they are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and maybe each other’s soul mates.
Brandon Flynn (13 Reasons Why) and Michael Graziadei (Good Girls Revolt) are set to recur in the third season of HBO’s crime anthology series TRUE DETECTIVE. The next installment tells the story of a macabre crime in the heart of the Ozarks, and a mystery that deepens over decades and plays out in three separate time periods. Flynn will play Ryan Peters and Graziadei will portray Dan O’Brien. No further character information was provided.
I, Tonya and Gifted star McKenna Grace has been cast as the title character in THE BAD SEED, Rob Lowe’s reimagining of the classic 1956 Oscar-nominated psychological horror-thriller. Lowe plays a single father who seems to have everything under control. But when there is a terrible tragedy takes place at his daughter Emma’s (Grace) school, he is forced to question everything he thought he knew about his beloved daughter. He slowly begins to question if Emma’s exemplary behavior is just a façade and she played a role in the horrific incident.
April Dawn | Editorial Intern