Thursday, February 15, 2018

Development News - Bokeem Woodbine to Topline 'Main Justice'; Kat Dennings to Star in Justin Noble's Pilot; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - February 15, 2018

ABC's A Million Little Things, Three Rivers & Untitled Justin Noble; CBS' Main Justice; FOX's Rel; and NBC's Untitled Bad Boys Spinoff & Untitled David Schulner.

  • Bokeem Woodbine will topline the drama pilot written by Sascha Penn. He was nominated for an Emmy for his role in the second season of FX's Fargo. He next appears as a series regular in the USA anthology Unsolved.
  • He will play Miles Blair, the recently sworn in attorney general of the United States. His years of experience as a beat cop and Detroit's police commissioner have made him pragmatic, tough and grounded. But it's trial by fire when he takes the reins in Washington.
  • Newcomer Jordan L. Jones will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Lil Rel Howery. He has made guest appearances on Netflix's Disjointed, CBS' Wisdom of the Crowd and Hulu's Future Man.
  • He will play Nat, Rel's (Howery) brother.
  • Romany Malco has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring David Giuntoli. He starred for three seasons in Showtime's Weeds and the Amazon limited series Mad Dogs. He also recently recurred on Starz's Blunt Talk.
  • He will play Rome, a depressed but very successful commercial director. Not quite the gig he went to film school for, he longs to be doing something more important than making the cheese in a Little Cesar's pizza look delicious on camera.
  • Janet Montgomery will play the female lead on the drama pilot written by David Schulner. She starred for three seasons in WGN America's Salem, recurred on NBC's This Is Us and will appear in Amazon's upcoming anthology The Romanoffs.
  • She will play Dr. Laura Bloom, an attending ER doctor. Moonlighting to make more money, she's spreading herself too thin and running on fumes.
  • Kat Dennings has been cast as the female lead on the comedy pilot written by Justin Noble. She is coming off a six season starring role on CBS' 2 Broke Girls. She was also one of the most in-demand actresses of this pilot season, fielding multiple offers at the broadcast networks. She has also joined the pilot as a producer.
  • She will play Ellie, a guest services specialist who is forced to wear a plastic smile as she deals with hotel clientele who pay more per night than she pays in rent each month. In debt from three botched attempts at different grad schools, she is making ends meet by working beside her best friend Gabe at a high-end hotel.
  • Annaleigh Ashford has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. She starred in four seasons of Showtime's Masters of Sex and won a Tony for her performance in You Can't Take It With You. She is currently recurring on FX's The Assassination of Gianni Versace.
  • She will play Rebecca, who left her family's Texas ranch years ago to work at an upscale hotel in New York. After being promised ownership of the ranch by her smooth-talking cowboy dad Beau, she's back and ready to utilize her big city tactics to turn their rustic ranch into a destination spot oozing Southern hospitality. Getting her siblings to fall in line with her vision will be the real thorn in Rebecca's side. And that's going to be even harder once Beau reveals a life-changing family secret.
  • Zach Gilford and Duane Martin have landed series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Gabrielle Union. Gilford starred in three seasons of NBC's Friday Night Lights and currently appears in Sundance Now's This Close and NBC's Good Girls. Martin starred for four seasons in UPN's All of Us and had a supporting role in BET's The New Edition Story.
  • Gilford will play Ben Walker, a homicide detective in the LAPD. He's a smart man with an even smarter mouth who comes from money.
  • Martin will play Ben Baines, a smart and competitive homicide detective in the LAPD who is partnered with Ben Walker. Together, they are referred to as "the Bens."