Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Development News - Kevin Zegers Cast on 'Notorious'; Stephen Fry Joins 'The Great Indoors'; Plus 8 More Updates!

Development News - March 15, 2016

ABC's Dream Team, Notorious & Toast; CBS' The Great Indoors; The CW's No Tomorrow; FOX's A.P.B., Lethal Weapon & Zoobiquity; and NBC's Time & Untitled Caamaño/Sztykiel.

  • Kevin Zegers (Gracepoint) has been cast on the drama pilot starring Piper Perabo and Daniel Sunjata. He will play Oscar Keaton, a billionaire playboy who created one of America's biggest social media companies that went public two years ago.
  • Dante Brown and Chandler Kinney have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Daman Wayans Sr. and Clayne Crawford. Brown will play Roger Murtaugh Jr. aka RJ, Roger's (Wayans Sr.) 17-year-old son who is trying to carve out his own place in the world, outside the influence of his parents' expectations. His flirtation with the military, instead of going to college, may give his father another heart attack. Kinney will play Riana Murtaugh, Roger's 15-year-old daughter, a typical L.A. teenager who will bring anything she can to drive her parents nuts.
  • Awkward star Wesam Keesh will co-star on the drama pilot starring Peter Facinelli, Kim Raver and Marsha Thomason. He will play Zahid, Dr. Cort's (Facinelli) assistant at the veterinarian practice who is kind, strong-willed and a computer whiz.
  • Sarayu Blue (Monday Mornings, The Real O'Neals) has booked a regular role on the hourlong comedy pilot starring Tori Anderson and Joshua Sasse. She will play Kareema, one of the manager's (Anderson) "too-hip" co-workers.
  • Stephen Fry (24: Live Another Day) will star opposite Joel McHale on the comedy pilot written by Mike Gibbons. He will play Antonio, the charismatic founder of "The Great Outdoors" magazine, and a world traveler, explorer and adventurer. Additionally, Andy Ackerman (Seinfeld) has signed on to direct.
  • MasterChef Junior winner Addison Osta Smith has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Justin Long and Wanda Sykes. Betty Gilpin (Nurse Jackie) has also been cast today. Smith will play Miley, a fantastic soccer player who is built like a spark plug and is recruited to join Marty's (Long) dream team. Gilpin will play Robin.
  • Sakina Jaffrey (House of Cards, Sleepy Hollow) has joined the cast of the drama pilot written by Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke. She will play Agent Denise Christopher, a formidable and high-ranking government agent in charge of the team's trip back in time.
  • Lilah Richcreek (Gorgeous Morons) has landed a regular role on the comedy pilot written by Vladimir Caamaño and Adam Sztykiel. She will play Rosie, a self-described Bronx girl, a smart, capable and young woman managing close to 20 of her dad's buildings. Vlad (Caamaño) finds her both inspiring and intimidating. When she offers him a job as her IT guy, this gives their good-natured flirtation even more common ground.
  • Grey's Anatomy star Jerrika Hinton is set to play the female lead on the comedy pilot opposite Jono Kenyon. She will play Page, Max's (Kenyon) confident, no-nonsense, self-aware, soon-to-be bride. She's spent most of her life working very hard but feeling a bit sheltered by her well-to-do Texas family. In an effort to break the mold, Page finds herself wanting to take a risk with the charismatic but awkward Max.
FOX's A.P.B.
  • Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters) will co-star on the drama pilot starring Justin Kirk and Natalie Martinez. He will play Sergeant Ed Conrad, a gruff, grumpy teddy bear veteran cop with the 13th precinct. He's not a fan of the arrival of the precinct's new "owner," Gideon Reed (Kirk).