Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Development News - Lauren German Books 'Lucifer' Female Lead; Steven Weber to Topline 'Joe Time'; Plus 12 More Updates!

Development News - March 10, 2015

ABC's Boom, Mix, Of Kings and Prophets & Untitled Judah Miller; CBS' Code Black & Joe Time; The CW's Cordon; FOX's Lucifer & Luther; NBC's Blindspot, Cuckoo, The Curse of the Fuentes Women & Heart Matters; and TNT's Breed.

  • Steven Weber (Wings, Chasing Life) has been tapped to play the lead role on the comedy pilot written by Bill Wrubel. He will play Joe, a family man struggling with the fact that everyone around him is pursuing their dreams and enjoying their lives more than he is. He's starting to wonder if he'll ever be able to follow his own desires, whatever that may be.
  • Britne Oldford (Ravenswood) and Sam Page (Mad Men) have been cast on the drama pilot written by Jennifer Cecil. Oldford will play Remy, who's trying to stay clean after recently being released from prison on a drug charge, but is finding life on the outside tougher than she anticipated. An extremely talented chef, she might be just what her father needs to turn the restaurant around. Page will play James, a recovering addict who is immediately intrigued when he meets Remy at a Narcotics Anonymous meeting.
  • Sonia Braga (Páginas de Vide) has booked a regular role on the drama pilot written by Silvio Horta. She will play Orquidia, the estranged sister of Esperanza (Rachel Ticotin) who has been harboring an enormous grudge against her sister for decades.
  • Tony Rock (All of Us) has joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Megan Hilty. He will play Ty, Gary's brother-in-law who's married to his twin sister Susie. A foil to Gary, Ty is oblivious of how he unnerves his brother-in-law.
  • Delroy Lindo (Believe) has been cast on the drama pilot written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne. He will play Tip Hamilton, the Sheriff of Williston County, a wise and sly man who has seen it all and is inclined to administer the law as impartially as possible - but with an attitude and edge.
  • The drama pilot remake of the acclaimed British series has been pushed and will be produced during the off-season. The project had had a cast-contingent order and the decision to delay production was made after difficulties arose casting the lead John Luther (played in the original series by Idris Elba, who executive produces the remake).
  • Maggie Grace (Lost) has exited the medical drama pilot as the female lead for creative reasons. She was to play Leanne, the residency director in the E.R., a force of nature and a force to be reckoned with. The role will be recast.
  • Chicago Fire alum Lauren German is set as the female lead on the drama pilot starring Tom Ellis. She will play Chloe Dancer, an LAPD homicide detective who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer (Ellis). As they work together to solve a murder, Lucifer is struck by Chloe's inherent goodness. Used to dealing with the absolute worst of humanity, Lucifer begins to wonder if there's hope yet.
  • Don Hany (Serangoon Road) has landed a regular role on the drama pilot starring Melissa George. He will play Dr. Jessie Shane, the hospital's new Chief of Surgery. Alex (George) and Jessie had a passionate, unforgettable affair when she was an intern, and now ten years later, they are working together again.
  • Callie Thorne (Rescue Me, Necessary Roughness) will round out the cast of the drama pilot starring Justin Chatwin. She will play Emme Haladjian, a beautiful, charismatic, highly-accomplished prosecutor whose appearance hides her vicious secrets and the danger she poses to Cooper (Chatwin) and the city.
  • George Young (Casualty) and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live) have been cast on the drama pilot written by Julie Plec. Young will play Dr. Victor Cannerts, Director of the CDC who gets quarantined in the city hospital within the Cordon and cut off from his resources. St. John will play Leo, a once-celebrated personality in the world of journalism. When he starts to receive intel from a mysterious anonymous source about the particulars of the epidemic and the government's response, Leo must dust off his investigative instincts in order to uncover the machinations he believes lie at the heart of the outbreak.
  • Rachel DiPillo (The Gates) has landed the female lead opposite Flula Borg on the comedy pilot. She will play Rachel, a recent college graduate who just spent a semester in Thailand where she met and married Cuckoo (Borg). She has a big heart, which has led to her acceptance of all of Cuckoo's quirks.
  • Ashley Johnson (Growing Pains) has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Jaimie Alexander. She will play Patterson Leung, the resident tech expert on Mayfair's (Marianne Jean-Baptiste) team.
  • Oliver Rix (The Musketeers) and Simone Kessell (Terra Nova) have been cast opposite Ray Winstone on the drama pilot. Rix will play David, the second King of Israel. Kessell will play Anohim, the Queen of Israel, wife of Saul (Winstone) and a top adviser to the throne.