Friday, April 15, 2016

Development News - Kat Foster & Phylicia Rashad to Star in Amazon's 'Jean-Claude Van Johnson'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - April 15, 2016

ABC's Still Star-Crossed; Amazon's Jean-Claude Van Johnson; and FOX's Chad: An American Boy.

  • Kat Foster (Your Family or Mine), Phylicia Rashad (The Cosby Show) and Moises Arias (Hannah Montana) have been cast on the action comedy pilot starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. Foster will play Vanessa, an international undercover operative whose cover is working as a hair and makeup artist for film shoots. She spent years working with Jean-Claude and fell in love with him. But now, she's determined to keep him at arm's length when he deliberately gets himself assigned to her mission in Bulgaria. Rashad will play Jane Hardy, the head of the secret ops group Jean-Claude and Vanessa work for who has a cover as his agent. Arias will play Luis, a young agent working with Vanessa.
  • Christine Tawfik and Paul Chahidi have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Nasim Pedrad. Tawfik will play Naz, the witty, long divorced mom raising her two kids in Delaware. Chahidi will play Hamid, Naz's sweet, older cousin who helps her with the kids. Production on the pilot is being delayed until late May, after the upfronts. That means the potential series won't be in consideration for FOX's fall schedule - but could still be eyeing a midseason launch should the pilot be well received.
  • Clara Rugaard (North Star) will appear in the drama pilot written by Heather Mitchell. She will play Juliet, half of William Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers whose deaths kick off the potential drama.