Friday, February 6, 2015

Development News - Thomas Haden Church & Molly Shannon Board 'Divorce'; 'Warrior' Adds Will Yun Lee; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - February 6, 2015

HBO's Divorce; NBC's How We Live & Warrior; and TNT's Breed.

  • Will Yun Lee (Hawaii Five-0, True Blood) has been cast on the drama pilot from writer David DiGilio. He will play Susano, a deadly and dangerous martial arts expert who is the head of a Japanese crime syndicate where he enjoys considerable power, wealth and respect.
  • Chris Klein, Jared Gertner and Lindsay Price have joined the cast of the comedy pilot written by Steven Cragg and Brian Bradley. Klein will play Matt, Russell's best friend, a former frat guy who loves sports and red meat and helps Russell navigate the pitfalls of his new environment. Gertner will play Dennis, Matt's friend, a sweet, nerdy, emotional guy who likes cooking. Price will play Claudia, Dennis' sweet, quirky and a little scattered wife.
  • Thomas Haden Church (Sideways), Molly Shannon (Saturday Night Live) and Talia Balsam (Mad Men) will co-star opposite Sarah Jessica Parker on the comedy pilot. Church will play Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband who is surprised to learn that his wife's perspective on their marriage is different than his. Shannon will play Diane, Frances' high-strung friend who has a successful husband, a beautiful house and no children. Balsam will play Dallas, Frances' close friend who has been widowed and divorced.
  • Under the Dome star Aisha Hinds has landed a regular role on the drama pilot starring Justin Chatwin. She will play Captain Dennison, Cooper's (Chatwin) boss, who warily gives him some leeway to pursue his unusual theories about the recent murders in Tacoma.