Monday, August 29, 2016

Development News - Cheyenne Jackson Boards 'American Woman'; TNT Orders Pilot for 'Let the Right On In'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - August 29, 2016

Showtime's White Famous; TNT's Let the Right One In; and TV Land's American Woman.

  • Megalyn Echikunwoke (Vixen) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (The Mindy Project) have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Jay Pharoah. Echikunwoke will play Floyd's (Pharoah) ex-girlfriend and the mother of his son. Ambudkar will play Floyd's frustrated agent who wants his client to do whatever it takes to make it big in the business.
  • Cheyenne Jackson (American Horror Story: Hotel) and Jennifer Bartels (Friends of the People) have joined the comedy pilot starring Alicia Silverstone and Mena Suvari. Jackson will play Greg, the newest "boy toy" to Kathleen (Suvari). A charmer who works in casting at a major studio, he persuades Kathleen to invest a bundle in his new casting company - leaving her friends understandably leery. Bartels will play Diana, Bonnie's (Silverstone) best friend and a working professional 10 years into her career. She has had to endure harassment an inappropriate sexual comments from her sexist boss throughout her tenure, but she masks her misery through a positive resilient manner. When Bonnie splits from her husband, Diana confides just how challenging the real world can be for a woman, no matter how smart and capable she may be.
  • The cable network has given a pilot order to drama Let the Right One In based on the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) is writing the pilot. He will executive produce with Marty Adelstein, Becky Clements, Simon Oakes and Alex Brunner. Turner Original Productions and Tomorrow Studios will produce. The eerie project centers on a young boy, long tormented by his classmates, who finds solace in a friendship with a charismatic female vampire who appears to be near his age. The vampire settles into the boy's small Vermont town with her mysterious caretaker, just as a series of bizarre murders begins attracting the attention of law enforcement.