Monday, March 14, 2016

Development News - 'Hamilton's Christopher Jackson Joins 'Bull'; Peter Gallagher to Star in 'Cruel Intentions'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Development News - March 14, 2016

ABC's Model Woman; CBS' Bull, The Great Indoors, The Kicker, Real Good People, Sensory & Training Day; The CW's No Tomorrow; NBC's Chicago Justice & Cruel Intentions; and Syfy's Prototype.

  • Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad) has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Joel McHale. He will play Clark, one of Joel's (McHale) new colleagues, a tech/nerd survivalist who knows everything about surviving at sea, in the woods and on Mars but hasn't left downtown in five years. Additionally, Chris Harris (How I Met Your Mother) has joined the pilot as executive producer and showrunner.
  • Hamilton star Christopher Jackson will co-star on the drama pilot written by Phil McGraw and Paul Attanasio. He will play Chunk, former All-American lineman, now a stylist on the team who helps prepare defendants for trial.
  • Newcomer Justin Cornwell has booked the co-lead opposite Bill Paxton on the drama pilot based on the movie of the same name. He will play Kyle Craig, an LAPD cop who is fearless in the face of terrible odds and driven to avenge the murder of his father. Tapped to go undercover, Kyle is reassigned to the Special Investigation Section, where he's supposed to take down rogue cop Frank Rourke (Paxton).
  • Steven Weber (Chasing Life, iZombie) is set as the male lead on the drama pilot starring Andie MacDowell. He will play Miller, Bertie's (MacDowell) tall, charming, imposing and handsome husband and the father of their three children. A sharp businessman, he runs Geiss Agency with his wife, and he's grown it into the top modeling agency in the world. He genuinely adores Bertie and has tremendous respect for her remarkable talents. He smolders without even knowing it.
  • Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Covert Affairs) has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. He will play Edward Valmont, a sexy, beguiling, sophisticated, powerful and ruthless billionaire hotel magnate with fingers in many far-reaching financial pies - some legal, some not so much. He is delighted to discover that he's got a long-lost grandson in the newly arrived Bash Casey (Taylor John Smith). Once the DNA test proves his claim, Edward immediately starts grooming Bash for a life of impossible wealth and opportunity.
  • Lindsey Gort (The Carrie Diaries) and Betsy Beutler (You're the Worst) have landed regular roles on the comedy pilot written by Stephnie Weir. Gort will play June, Billy's beautiful fiancée and the Mayor's daughter. Beutler will play Kiz, Beau's (Ross Kimball) wife, a former party girl and band groupie now trying to reinvent herself into the mother her husband adores.
  • Annabelle Dexter-Jones (Ava's Possessions, #Horror) has been cast on the drama pilot starring Jack Davenport and Cote de Pablo. She will play Donna Neuring, a young coder and math whiz whose help has been enlisted to bring a potentially momentous invention to life. But while Donne may be the key to getting a working prototype, her home life is anything but functional.
  • The broadcast network has opted not to proceed with production of the drama pilot written by David Zabel during this development cycle. The project is being rolled to the off-season where it will be determined whether or not it will continue to move forward. The decision comes after the project has had difficulty casting the lead roles.
  • J.B. Smoove (The Millers, Curb Your Enthusiasm) will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Geoff Stults. He will play Gil, Daryl's (Stults) extremely loyal, totally lovable employee.
  • Justified alum Joelle Carter has joined the cast of the backdoor pilot of the hit Chicago franchise. She will play Lori Nagle, a tough-as-nails investigator.
  • Galavant star Joshua Sasse will play the male lead on the hourlong comedy opposite Tori Anderson. The casting is in first position to the ABC comedy - which is unlikely to be renewed for a third season. If it does return somehow, Sasse will only appear in the first episode and then segue to No Tomorrow should it be ordered to series. On the comedy, he will play a free-wheeling man who lives life to the fullest because he believes the apocalypse is imminent.