Saturday, February 22, 2014

Development News - 'Constantine' Finds Its Leading Man; Sandrine Holt & Pedro Pascal Join' Exposed'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Development News - February 22, 2014

ABC's Agatha, American Crime, Exposed, Sea of Fire, The Visitors, Warriors & The Winklers; FOX's Dead Boss; NBC's ConstantineLifesaver & The Mysteries of Laura; and TNT's Agent X.

  • Cedric Yarborough (Reno 911) will co-star opposite Jane Krakowski on the single camera comedy pilot. He will play Tony, Helen's (Krakowski) good-natured but schlumpy lawyer.
  • Sandrine Holt (Hostages), Pedro Pascal (Game of Thrones) and Peter De Jersey have been cast on the drama pilot from writer Charles Randolph. Holt will play Jill, a managing editor at the magazine, she wants Anna to look into the whistle blower story and is somewhat irked when Anna declines. Pascal will play Oscar, Anna's boyfriend, who's frustrated she is unwilling to take their relationship to the next level. De Jersey will play Elvis, a once great rock critic but now a West Coast political editor.
  • Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family) and Hampton Fluker have boarded the drama pilot starring  Don Hany and Morena Baccarin. Machado will play Anna, the chief surgical scrub nurse for Dr. George Mann (Hany), who is impervious to his teasing but not his bad jokes. Fluker will play Army Corporal Marlon Jones, who is wounded in Afghanistan by an IED attack and is brought to the Walter Reed Center for care.
  • Smash star Christian Borle may be staging a comeback to NBC with a leading role on the multi-camera comedy pilot from writer Wil Calhoun. He will Dr. Graham Permenter, an uptight, controlling and a bit neurotic man who needs a new kidney in order to live.
  • The TV adaptation of the DC Comics' character has found its leading man in Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds). He will play John Constantine, a working-lass Londoner with rakish good looks, scruffy blond hair, deadpan humor, and signature trench coat, who has been studying the dark arts since he was a teenager. When the daughter of a late friend is targeted by demons, Constantine steps in to save her.
  • Domenick Lombardozzi (Boardwalk Empire) and Eva Amurri Martino (Californication) have joined the cast of the multi-camera family comedy pilot. Lombardozzi will play Jack, an emotionally reserved construction worker who learns about love, life and hugs while living with his in-laws, Henry (Henry Winkler) and Tita Winkler. Martino will play Emily, Henry and Tita's spoiled and somewhat controlling daughter who is married to Jack.
  • Richard Cabral and Jonny Ortiz have been cast on the drama pilot from writer/director John Ridley. Cabral will play Hector Tonz, a hustler and occasional drug dealer who is implicated in the murder and attack of the young couple. Ortiz will play Tony Gutierrez, Alonzo's son who is eager for independence and sick of his dad's rules.
  • Geoffrey Blake (Franklin & Bash, Murder in the First) has signed on as a recurring on the drama pilot starring Sharon Stone. He will play CIA Director Gray Cromwell, who is in the Cabinet's inner circle.
  • Meta Golding (The Tomorrow People) and Jee Young Han (Young Adult) are the first to join the drama pilot from writer Tom Donaghy. Golding will play Stacy Soto, a smart, sassy, tough-as-nails DA who is not only Agatha's nemesis but is dating her father. Young will play Chelsea, the rookie cop assigned to liaise Agatha.
  • Catalina Denis (Brick Mansions) and Kyle Harrison Breitkopf (Parental Guidance) have been added to the drama pilot starring Barry Sloane. Denis will play Dr. Maria Martinez, who tends to John Doe (Milo Ventimiglia). Breitkopf will play Henry, Agent Claire Bennigan's deaf, 7-year-old son who lost his dad to an accident three months ago.
  • Kevin G. Schmidt (The Young and the Restless) has been cast on the drama pilot starring Jennifer Carpenter and Jack Davenport. He will play Zander Harper, Jane's boyfriend and the prime suspect in her disappearance.
  • Laz Alonso (Breakout Kings, Deception) will co-star opposite Debra Messing in the drama pilot from writer Jeff Rake. He will play Billy, Laura's (Messing) police partner.