TV CASTING ROUND-UP: Gina Torres And Blair Underwood Tapped For Pilot Season


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has added and . It centers on Eva Sofia Valdez, an immigrant who rose from rags to riches and is a celebrated Miami entrepreneur and a champion for immigrant rights. But her success is fueled by an insatiable ambition that could destroy her family, a vendetta against the lover who betrayed her, and ghosts from the past who threaten to reveal the dark sacrifices Eva Sofia made to attain the American Dream. Torres is set as the titular character while Celaya Dominique, a “shadow woman” who mysteriously enter Eva Sofia’s life.

Torres is repped by and . Celaya is repped by and .

Blair Underwood has been tapped for the male lead in the untitled Meaghan Oppenheimer drama pilot executive produced by Reese Witherspoon. The series follows the personal and professional life of Gemma, a ruthless divorce attorney in Dallas, which begins to unravel when her emotionally damaged, love-addicted sister resurfaces, triggering and self-destructive tendencies and exposing long-hidden family secrets. Underwood will play Gemma’s love interest and sometimes lover.

He is repped by and .

Twin Peaks and 24‘s Marisol Nichols are moving to , the CW pilot based on the Archie Comics characters and Greg Berlanti. Amick is set as Betty’s mom Alice Cooper and Nichols will play Hermione Lodge, Veronica’s upscale mother.

Amick is repped by Gersh and . Nichols is repped by Primary Wave.

has added , , and to the cast. They join previously cast Miranda Otto and Corey Hawkins in the reboot of Fox’s hit 24 that starred Keiffer Sutherland.

Bucatinsky is repped by and . Pena is repped by and MZ.MGMT.NT. Hofheimer is repped by and .

Last summer’s hit TNT series has promoted and to series regulars for the upcoming second season. They have also added and in recurring roles.

Cristopher and Conroy are repped by Gersh. Corneliussen is repped by and .

has been tapped to star opposite sitcom veteran Candice Bergen in ABC’s single camera comedy . The series centers on Pearl (Bergen), a larger-than-life family matriarch who, after she finds out she has cancer, becomes intent on controlling and orchestrating every aspect of her family’s life before she dies. Perkins will play Pearl’s daughter, Virginia.

She is repped by Gersh and .

Deidrich Bader has landed a co-starring role in ABC’s . Narrated by Katie, a (slightly) larger, strong-willed mother raising her flawed family of three in a wealthy town filled with “perfect” wives and their “perfect” offspring. Bader will play Katie’s husband, Jeff Otto.

He is repped by Principato Young Entertainment and .

and have won the lead roles in , an ABC pilot from Michael Cooney and producers Ian Sander and Kim Moses. The show is a lavish primtime drama series of passion, greed, and hope in a Steampunk reality circa 2016. Olin Hazel Stockton, a self-made woman who now controls the powerful Stockton Coal Company, and Brittney her son Aiden, Captain of the Investive Division of the Watch.

Olin is repped by and . Brittney is repped by Authentic and Gersh.

has booked a series regular role in ABC’s . The show centers on Marty Schumacher, who coached his last Club soccer team for ten years, ultimately taking them to the National Championships. He now has to start from scratch with a diverse group of eight-year-olds, and their disparate parents. The project draws on personal experiences by Lizer, who – like so many others – is a soccer mom on the weekends. Leal will play the husband of Olga, an affable and easy-going owner of a successful restaurant.

He is repped by and .

is teaming up with Casey Wilson in a single camera pilot from ABC. The series centers on Mary Wolf (Wilson), a young small-town mayor named who has dysfunctional siblings, a dying father, disgruntled citizens, a nearly bankrupt town and the mafia breathing down her neck. Baker play’s Mary’s older sister.

She is repped by and 3 Arts.

has joined Katey Sagal and John Carroll Lynch in (previously untitled Butler/Hope/O’Shannon pilot). The extended-family show is about a wife and mother who learns she was adopted and that her birth parents are a flamboyant but loving family of drag racers. Goss is set as the youngest of three legitimate children of Wayne and Julie.

Goss is repped by and .

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