Thursday, March 24, 2016

Development News - JR Bourne Boards Syfy's 'Prototype'; NBC's 'Sebastian' Adds Owen Smith; Plus 3 More Updates!

Development News - March 24, 2016

ABC's Speechless; NBC's Chicago Justice, Crunch Time & Sebastian; and Syfy's Prototype.

  • Caitlin McGee (Shades of Blue) and Eugene Cordero (Comedy Bang! Bang!) have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Craig Ferguson and Andrea Anders. McGee will play Hailey, Emily's (Anders), an ambitious and entitled millennial who has been in the business for 5 minutes and already believes she could handle Emily's job. Cordero will play Ming Zevallos, a producer who develops the physical games who likes a little danger in his work and his life.
  • Comedian-writer Owen Smith (Good Luck Everybody) will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Sebastian Maniscalco and Tony Danza. He will play Kev, Sebastian's (Maniscalco) beleaguered friend, a security guard who is still single and a little clueless about everything.
  • JR Bourne (Teen Wolf) and Toby Hemingway (Black Swam) have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Jack Davenport and Cote de Pablo. Bourne will play Ethan, Laura's (de Pablo) husband who is frustrated by her long hours and split focus. Hemingway will play Forde, Donna's (Annabelle Dexter-Jones) abusive live-in boyfriend, a model-actor.
  • Newcomer Ryan-James Hatanaka will round out the core cast of the latest backdoor pilot for the Chicago franchise. He will play Daren Okada, an investigator who works alongside Lori Nagle (Joelle Carter).
  • Micah Fowler (Labor Day) has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Minnie Driver. He will play JJ, the family's eldest child who is nonverbal.