Descendants actor Cameron Boyce and Julie Hagerty have boarded the ABC comedy STEPS in series regular roles. The project is based on the Swedish format Bonus Family and revolves around four adults in three houses raising three kids after two divorces – together. Hagery will play June, Louie’s mother who has recently gotten in touch with her Sapphic side. Boyce will play Becker, a sincere and full of love young man with no filter which can make for some uncomfortable moments. Hagerty is represented by Innovative Artists and Framework Entertainment. Boyce is represented by LINK Entertainment.
Drama pilot CHIEFS has cast Demetrius Grosse as the male lead opposite Aunjanue Ellis. The show explores the professional and personal lives of three driven, successful but very different women who are each Chiefs of Police of their own precincts in LA County. Grosse will play Deputy Clem Bryant who works for the LA County Sheriff in the Special Enforcement Bureau, cashing down bail jumpers, serving high-risk warrants, and doing manhunts. Grosse is represented by LINK Entertainment and Greene & Associates Talent Agency.
Aubrey Dollar has been tapped for a co-starring role in CBS’ legal drama pilot MAIN JUSTIE. Dollar will play Ellis, the Chief of Staff to the Attorney General. Recently divorced from her wife, with whom she has a young son, Ellis is smart, shrewd, loyal, extremely organized and efficient, always honest. She was recommended to the job by President Whitbeck (Peter Gallagher), who all but insisted Miles hire her. Dollar is represented by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.
DAN THE WEATHERMAN has added Ashley Williams, James Earl, and Daniel Stern. The single-camera comedy centers on the titular character who, after getting fired from his cushy job as a weatherman at a local TV station, finds it’s not enough to be a charming white man in this world. He reluctantly ends up at the neighboring Spanish-language TV station. Williams will play Deborah, Dan’s wife, a successful real estate agent who’s always been the other half of this local power couple. Earl will play Henry, the executive producer at the TV station. Stern will play Don, a tough Vietnam vet who now flies the traffic helicopter for the station. Williams is represented by Luber Roklin Entertainment and Gersh. Earl is represented by Abrams Artists Agency, Crimson Media, and Untitled Entertainment. Stern is represented by APA and Avalon Management.
Actor/ stand-up comedian Sinbad has been tapped to co-star in Fox comedy pilot REL, making his first series regular role in more than two decades. Joining him is Jessica “Jess Hilarious” Moore who will replace Angel Laketa Moore. Sinbad will play Rel’s dad, and the father to Nat (Jordan L. Jones), who seems to care more about his reputation in the community than he does about the happiness of his sons. Sinbad is represented by CAA. Moore will play Tiffany, Rel’s supportive, kind, and driven best friend. Moore is represented by ICM Partners.
Former The Mayor star Bernard David Jones has been tapped as the male in OUR PEOPLE, Fox’s culture-clash single-camera comedy pilot. The series revolves around Abel (Jones), a man from a bombastic African family that doesn’t have a word in their native language for “privacy,” and his fiancée Jenny (Beth Behrs), from a Midwestern family, as they try to build a normal life together — though nobody can agree what that “normal” means. Jones is represented by APA and Primary Wave Entertainment.
Looking alum Raúl Castillo has booked the male lead role in Fox’s musical drama MIXTAPE. The project looks at a disparate group of interconnected people in contemporary Los Angeles through the lens of the music that defines who they are. The show captures the different stages of love, exploring if time can heal a broken heart and if love can withstand life’s tragedies. Castillo will play Sam, an aspiring songwriter, secret romantic and young widower who will do anything for his son. Castillo is represented by CAA and Gasparro Management.
Nikki M. James is set to headline Danny Strong’s untitled legal drama at Fox. The series revolves around a legal team led by a fierce and fearless female lawyer with a hunger for justices. They reopen investigations, putting their own lives in danger to exonerate the innocent that were “proven” guilty. James will play Violet, the law firm’s gregarious and charismatic communications director. James is represented by Paradigm and MKSD Talent Management.
Julie Klausner has been cast in NBC’s comedy pilot SO CLOSE. The series centers on hopeless romantics Riley (Sasheer Zamata) and Kyle (Sean Kleier). At crossroads in their separate lives, they are close to settling for the wrong partner, unaware that they live only blocks apart and might be each other’s soul mates.Klausner will play Amy. A bit of a crazy with a manic edge to her, Amy works with Riley at the law firm and is one of her good friends. Klausner is represented by WME and Avalon Management.
Aisling Bea has boarded the untitled Aseem Batra comedy pilot at NBC in a series regular role. The half-hour shows one woman’s hilarious, unfiltered take on the side effects of trying to have it all, inspired by the book I Feel Bad: All Day. Every Day. About Everything. by Orli Auslander. Bea will play Simone, the main character’s chilhood friend. She is represented by CAA, Independent Talent Group, and Hannah Chambers Management.
Reign‘s Adam Croasdell and Mozart in the Jungle‘s Prema Cruz have joined the recurring cast for season 3 of AMC’s PREACHER. Croasdell will play Eccarius, a 350-year-old vampire who bears wisdom and has an air of aristocracy. He is regal, charming, and styles himself after the more romantic, Gothic images of vampires. He appears to be a cliché at first but a much darker character lurks beneath the surface. Cruz will portray Madame Boyd, a tough forward thinker. Educated and attractive, she is taking the family business into the modern age. Croasdell is represented by Haven Entertainment and Pakula/King & Associates. Cruz is represented by Gersh and Zero Gravity Management.
Ione Skye has been cast as a series regular opposite Jennifer Garner and David Tennant in HBO’s new half-hour comedy series CAMPING. Skye will play Carleen. She has spent her life in the shadows — as a sister, as a hospice worker and as an unsuccessful equestrian — and it has left her meek, terrified and relying on her own strange passions (crocheting with polyester yarn) to get her through the lonely days. Skye is represented by Buchwald & Associates and Management Production Entertainment.
Oscar nominee Sophie Okonedo, Game of Thrones‘ Rebecca Benson, Arinzé Kene, Marc Warren and Rufus Jones are rounding out the cast of FLACK, Pop TV’s first scripted drama series centered on the celebrity PR business that stars Anna Paquin. Okonedo will play as Caroline, Robyn’s boss and the fearless leader of the PR company Mills Paulson. Angelson plays Robyn’s sister and confidant, Ruth. Wilson plays Eve, Robyn’s foul-mouthed best friend and Mills Paulson colleague at Mills Paulson who represents the dark heart of the series. Benson stars as Melody, the new girl in town and at they agency. Kene plays Robyn’s charming and tolerant boyfriend, Sam, who wants to settle down and have kids — the furthest thing from Robyn’s mind. Warren plays Tom, a charming but somewhat damaged ex-dancer in Robyn’s N.A. class; there’s definitely an attraction between them. Jones stars as Ruth’s comfortably old-fashioned husband, Mark. Okonedo is represented by UTA and Hamilton Hodell. Benson is represented by Shepherd Management and Authentic Talent and Literary Management. Kene is represented by Curtis Brown Group. Warren is represented by The Artists Partnership and Luber Roklin Entertainment. Jones is represented by Independent Talent Group.