Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Development News - MTV Gives Pilot Orders to 3 Comedy Projects; Emily Rios to Co-Star on USA's Drama Pilot 'Shooter'

Development News - September 8, 2015

MTV's Little Darlings, Untitled Byer Project & Untitled Kaplan/Elfont Project; and USA's Shooter.

  • Emily Rios (Breaking Bad, The Bridge) has been cast on the drama pilot starring Ryan Phillippe. She will play Nadine Memphis, an ambitious young FBI agent who unravels a conspiracy with Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe) at the center that puts a target on her back and forces her to form an uneasy alliance with him.
  • The cable network has given a pilot order to an untitled comedy project written by and starring Nicole Byer. Executive producers include Christian Lander and Avi Gilbert, with Byer credited as a consulting producer. 3 Arts Entertainment will produce. The project stars Byer as a young adult who is forced to move in with her sister and four kids in the suburbs after causing a fire in her New York apartment. "Aunt Nicole" will offer her own brand of advice to her sister's kids while trying to get her life back on track.
  • The cable network continued its pilot orders for today with an untitled comedy from Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Management 360 will produce. The project revolves around weed dealers Paige and Jordan who see themselves as entrepreneurs. Their dope delivery app is quickly gaining popularity with foodies, celebrities and - the most particular and crucial consumer - hipsters. The pilot takes a look at two girls living in L.A. who are desperate to succeed, find a romance and keep their clients happy and high - all with the least amount of effort possible.
  • The cable network concludes its pilot pickups with an order for comedy Little Darlings written by Jennifer Kaytin Robinson. Stacey Sher will executive produce, with Robinson as a co-executive producer. The project centers on two unlikely friends taking justice into their own hands and kicking literal ass on their college campus. Jules comes off as the perfect sorority dream girl, but little do her red-cup-toting sisters know, she's got a completely different agenda come nightfall. Ophelia, your everyday stoner-hacker-hellion, has officially run out of effs to give, and when she discovers Jules may be the masked vigilante exacting justice on campus her interest in college life is re-energized.