Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Development News - Ian Harding Boards FOX's 'Thin Ice'; Matt Oberg Joins ABC's 'Household Name'; Plus 9 More Updates!

Development News - February 14, 2017

ABC's Deception, Household Name & Jalen vs. Everybody; CBS' Brothered Up & Distefano; The CW's Dynasty; FOX's Ghosted & Thin Ice; FX's Mayans MC; and NBC's Good Girls & Relatively Happy.

  • Clayton Cardenas (American Crime, East Los) has been cast on the drama pilot spinoff of Sons of Anarchy. He will play Angel Reyes, EZ's son. He's a full patch member of the Mayans MC, Santo Padre. He lives with the burden of being the "lesser son" in a proud Mexican family who loves few and trusts even fewer.
  • Matt Oberg (The Real O'Neals) will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Carol Burnett. He will play Tim, a teacher who views life as a never-ending education. He's a people pleaser, who always tries to do the right thing and make everyone happy, only to find that he can't.
  • Pretty Little Liars star Ian Harding has booked a series regular role on the comedy pilot written by Liz Meriwether. He will play Andrew, the Antarctic research team's station manager who is trying his best to adjust to his new job after his stint on Wall Street failed.
  • Sam Adegoke (Switched at Birth, Murder in the First) has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot remake of the hit primetime soap. He will play Jeff Colby, a handsome and charming billionaire tech guru who fought his way up from humble beginnings to his present prominence. Once a mere underling at Blake Carrington's company, Jeff is now his rival, who is currently in a bidding war with Blake over a huge sports franchise. Jeff attended high school with Blake's daughter Fallon (Elizabeth Gillies), and there's always been a flirtatious spark between them. And when Fallon finally tires of her father's double-dealing, Jeff might offer her an easy route to revenge.
  • Kelly Jenrette (Grandfathered), Jessica McKenna (Party Over Here), Rich Sommer (Mad Men) and Laysla de Oliveira (Gothica) have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Jalen Rose. Jenrette will play Denise, Jalen's (Rose) ex, and the mother of their two girls who live with her mostly, though they visit their dad regularly. Denise has her own jewelry business and is also starting to date again. McKenna will play Becky, Jalen's assistant at ESPN. She keeps him up to speed on his ESPN duties but also reminds him of his daughter's soccer games. Sommer will play Jacoby, the co-host of Jalen's ESPN show about sports and pop culture who is a little neurotic, smart and quick-witted. De Oliveira will play Angela, Jalen's girlfriend who works for a fashion magazine. She's a big part of Jalen's life and has a good relationship with his daughters and his ex. 
  • Matthew Lillard (The Bridge, Halt and Catch Fire) has joined the cast of the drama pilot written by Jenna Bans. He will play Dean, Beth's (Kathleen Rose Perkins) husband, a father of four and car dealer who is jovial and a bit of a blowhard. He's having an affair with the star of one of his dealership commercials and has no idea what his wife is capable of.
  • Diane Guerrero (Orange Is the New Black, Jane the Virgin) is set as the female lead on the comedy pilot starring Chris Distefano. She will play Izzy, the love of Chris' (Distefano) life and the mother of their 3-month-old baby girl.
  • Edi Patterson (Vice Principals, black-ish) will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson. She will play Delilah, the super smart tech specialist at the Bureau. She is extremely confident and highly opinionated.
  • Amaury Nolasco (Prison Break) and Lenora Crichlow (Being Human) have been cast on the drama pilot starring Jack Cutmore-Scott. Nolasco will play Mike Alvarez, a classic FBI agent who is secretly a huge fan of magic. Crichlow will play Dina Clark, Cameron Black's (Cutmore-Scott) producer and makeup genius.
  • Good Girls Revolt star Genevieve Angelson will star in the comedy pilot (formerly Happy Peppers) written by Max Mutchnick and Jeff Astrof. She will play Heather, who after dropping out of grad school and bouncing from bad relationship to worse, is still trying to find herself. Right now she finds herself on the couch of her best friend/brother, Henry. He's the one stable thing in her life, and right now he needs her, which is good - and bad - for both of them.
  • Adhir Kalyan (Rules of Engagement) will play one of the two leads on the comedy pilot written by Mark Gross. Additionally, veteran sitcom director James Burrows has signed on to direct and executive produce. Kalyan will play Farooq, a Pakistani police officer with optimism and a gung-ho attitude.