Thursday, July 7, 2016

Development News - Harold Perrineau & Jenn Lyon Board TNT's 'Claws'; Lifetime's 'Sea Change' Sets Cast

Development News - July 7, 2016

Lifetime's Sea Change and TNT's Claws.

  • Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Jenn Lyon (Saint George) have been cast on the drama pilot written by Eliot Laurence. Perrineau will play Dean, Desna's (Niecy Nash) mentally ill twin brother, who she adores but who relies on her for everything. They share a crappy apartment where he dreams of the good life. Lyon will play Jennifer, Desna's best friend and co-worker. A former hard partier who is now tenuously sober. A married mother of two young girls who deeply loves her family but sometimes feels trapped.
  • Emily Rudd, Skyler Maxon, Keenan Tracey and Maria Dizzia have landed the lead roles on the drama pilot written by Liz Sczudlo. Additionally, Chris Grismer has signed on to direct and executive produce. The project follows Miranda Merchant (Rudd), a teen girl on a journey to reunite with her estranged mother Amelia (Dizzia), who lives on a seemingly idyllic island off the coast of New England. As Miranda settles into island life, she finds herself torn between TJ (Tracey), heir to one of the oldest Selkie families, and mysterious bad boy Leo (Maxon), who is part of the working class townies. When Miranda learns about the Seawalkers, who according to local legend, are half human and half sea creature, she begins to believe that they could be real. As she uncovers more about her family's past, Miranda makes a startling discovery about her own connections to the Seawalkers.