Monday, February 26, 2018

Development News - Yvette Nicole Brown to Star in 'Most Likely To'; Michael Chiklis Joins 'Murder'; Plus 10 More Updates!

Development News - February 26, 2018

ABC's The Fix, The Greatest American Hero, Most Likely To, Salvage, Staties, Untitled Tim Doyle & Whiskey Cavalier; CBS' Murder; FOX's Mixtape & Untitled Robert Levine; and NBC's Manifest & Untitled Aseem Batra.

  • Humphrey Ker and Ellie Reed will round out the main cast of the comedy pilot starring Hannah Simone. Ker's guest appearances include HBO's Curb Your Enthusiasm, Showtime's Episodes and NBC's About a Boy. Reed starred in Netflix's short-lived comedy Girlboss.
  • Ker will play Max Smith, Meera's (Simone) new co-worker who seems to know about the aliens and the suit.
  • Reed will play Sarah Green, Meera's best friend and fellow employee.
  • Yvette Nicole Brown will star in the comedy pilot written by Diablo Cody. She starred for five seasons in NBC's Community and three seasons in CBS' The Odd Couple. Her casting keeps her at ABC following this season's short-lived comedy The Mayor.
  • She will play Markie McQueen, a radiant, warm and quietly confident woman with a successful salon and brilliant daughter. Her insecurities are reignited when her high school bully arrives in town.
  • Jennifer Aspen has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Annie Ilonzeh and Andy Karl. Her casting brings her back to ABC after starring in the 2012 drama GCB. She next appears in the HBO miniseries Sharp Objects.
  • She will play Scottie, the administrative support for the State Police unit. A fast talker and a huge gossip, she has a mischievous smile and she knows more than she lets on. She regularly interacts with Eliza (Ilonzeh) and Sam (Karl). She appears to be one of those veteran bureaucrats with an infinite storehouse of local trivia.
  • Joseph Morgan has been cast as the male lead on the drama pilot based on the novel Gone Baby Gone. He is coming off a five-season starring role on The CW's The Originals, in a role he originated on The Vampire Diaries.
  • The pilot centers on private detectives Patrick Kenzie (Morgan) and Angela Gennaro who, armed with their wits, their street knowledge and an undeniable chemistry, right wrongs the law can't in the working-class Boston borough of Dorchester.
  • J.R. Ramirez has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot written by Jeff Rake. He starred in three seasons of Starz's Power and is a series regular on the upcoming second season of Netflix's Jessica Jones.
  • He will play Detective Jared Williams. Even after his fiancée disappeared on the mysterious flight, he never stopped loving her. Eventually though, he moved on. Now that she's back, he's torn apart by the return of his first love.
  • Sarayu Blue and Paul Adelstein will play the lead roles on the comedy pilot written by Aseem Batra. Blue starred in The CW's one-season dramedy No Tomorrow. Adelstein starred for five seasons in FOX's Prison Break, six seasons in ABC's Private Practice and two seasons in Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce.
  • Blue will play Emet, a modern working mother who is in a constant battle between being a mom and still having some personal fulfillment. She works as a storyboard artist at a video game startup with a group of young guys, whom she often uses as sounding boards for her own personal issues.
  • Adelstein will play David, Emet's husband, who was raised as a man's man but is trying hard to be a modern and sensitive husband and father. He works at the customer complaints department of a major airline. He loves problems with concrete, simple solutions.
  • Mouzam Makkar is set as a series regular on the drama pilot written by Elizabeth Craft, Sara Fain and Marcia Clark. She currently stars in NBC's Champions and has previously recurred on FOX's The Exorcist and The CW's The Vampire Diaries.
  • She will play Loni Cho, a Deputy District Attorney and the lead attorney on Amelia's murder.
  • Sam Straley will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Michael Cudlitz and Mary McCormack. He recently appeared in an upcoming of the Amazon anthology Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams.
  • He will play Lawrence Dwyer, the eldest son of the family.
  • Emmy winner Michael Chiklis has been tapped as the male lead on the drama pilot written by Amanda Green. He won an Emmy Award for his starring role in FX's The Shield. He recently starred in the fourth season of FX's American Horror Story as well as two seasons of FOX's Gotham.
  • He will play Mason "Mace" Garrity, a veteran NYPD detective whose deep empathy and sharp instincts have been the foundation of an exemplary career. But now, his usual style is disrupted by his new partner, outspoken rookie Detective Ayana Lake (Teyonah Parris), who will challenge all of his assumptions.
  • Charity Wakefield has booked the female lead on the drama pilot written by Don Todd. She starred in NBC's short-lived drama The Player and the Sky One comedy Bounty Hunters.
  • She will play Gwen, the beautiful daughter of the town's richest man, who arrives back in town, newly un-married and under mysterious circumstances.
  • Callie Hernandez has been cast on the drama pilot written by Joshua Safran. She starred for two seasons in Epix's Graves and next stars in Amazon's Too Old to Die Young. She also appeared in the Academy Award-winning film La La Land.
  • She will play Nellie, whose job in admissions at an arts college and relationship with an up-and-coming musician have derailed her own dreams of becoming an artist.
  • Tyler James Williams has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan. He starred in four seasons of UPN/CW's Everybody Hates Chris and two seasons of CBS' Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. His casting also reunites him with Cohan following a recurring role on AMC's The Walking Dead.
  • He will play Edgar Standish, a rogue NSA analyst who hacked the State Department's mainframe. He's a jittery genius who now has enough super-secret information to get him bought off, imprisoned or killed by a dozen governments - if Will (Foley) and Frankie (Cohan) don't get to him first.