Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Development News - Emayatzy Corinealdi Books Role on 'Red Line'; Toby Kebbell to Star in 'Salvage'; Plus 8 More Updates!

Development News - February 27, 2018

ABC's The Fix, Get Christie Love, Salvage & Untitled Pam Veasey; CBS' Murder, Red Line & Untitled Earl/McAuliffe; FOX's Untitled Ilene Chaiken; and NBC's Like Family & The Village.

  • Emayatzy Corinealdi has been cast on the drama pilot written by Caitlin Parrish and Erica Weiss. She appeared in the 2016 remake of Roots and was a series regular in two seasons of Amazons' Hand of God.
  • She will play Tia Young, a formidable, well-educated woman raised on the South Side of Chicago. Her desire to reconnect with the daughter she gave up for adoption might conflict with her aspirations for a political career. She is married to Aaron, and they have a 6-year-old son, Benny.
  • Camille Guaty will co-star on the drama pilot starring Kylie Bunbury. She starred in VH1's drama Daytime Divas and currently appears in the Netflix film A Futile and Stupid Gesture.
  • She will play Juana, Christie Love's (Bunbury) best friend and closest female confidante. Extremely likable, she has an "unsinkable Molly Brown" quality. No matter how many problems life throws her, she'll never give up.
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin has joined the cast of the drama pilot written by Pam Veasey. She starred for five seasons in ABC's My Wife & Kids and two seasons in ABC's Dr. Ken.
  • She will play Sergeant Anise Kendrick-Morrison, a witty, tough and outspoken patrol officer with a sharp sense of humor. She is immensely proud of her family, especially her four sisters in the NYPD. The first to join the force, she proudly patrols her own childhood neighborhood in Queens.
  • Brandon Mychal Smith is set as the male lead on the comedy pilot written by Suzanne Martin. He starred in MTV's Sweet/Vicious and appears in a recurring role on FXX's You're the Worst.
  • He will play Artie, who seems tough but it's all on the surface. His soft spot is Aubrey and he is very protective of his "sister." Terrified of being poor again, he always has a bunch of jobs going. Unlike Aubrey, he's cautious about taking risks in life or in love. That's where Aubrey steps in. Frequently.
  • Mark Moses has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Katie Holmes. He starred in three seasons of ABC's Desperate Housewives. He has also had recurring roles on AMC's Mad Men, Showtime's Homeland and TNT's The Last Ship.
  • He will play Chase, the FBI assistant director and Hazel's (Holmes) boss.
  • Daren Kagasoff has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot written by Mike Daniels. He starred in five seasons of ABC Family's The Secret Life of the American Teenager.
  • He will play Gabe Deluca, Enzo's son and sort-of caretaker.
  • Luna Lauren Velez and Pallavi Sharda have been cast on the drama pilot starring Michael Chiklis and Teyonah Parris. Velez starred for seven seasons in Showtime's Dexter. Sharda appeared in the Australian series Pulse.
  • Velez will play Captain Lili Alvarez, a trailblazing leader for women in the NYPD. She is a strong and supportive squad boss. She always protects the detectives under her command, and she's keeping a watchful eye on the new partnership of Detectives Mason Garrity (Chiklis) and Ayana Lake (Parris). But her rise through the ranks required personal sacrifice and now leaves her wondering if she neglected her private life for too long.
  • Sharda will play Dr. Parvati Agrawal, a meticulous forensic pathologist who sees herself as the final doctor for each homicide victim. But this professional compassion comes at a personal cost. She knows all too well that her over-identification with her work can lead her into dangerous territory.
  • Toby Kebbell will play the lead role on the drama pilot written by Don Todd. His recent film credits include The Female Brain, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Kong: Skull Island.
  • He will play Jimmy Hill, an ex-cop who just wants to be left alone after moving back home to rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he's drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents and his own father.
  • Breckin Meyer and Merrin Dungey have joined the cast of the drama pilot written by Elizabeth Craft, Sara Fain and Marcia Clark. Meyer starred for four seasons in TNT's Franklin & Bash and next appears in a recurring role on ABC's Designated Survivor. Dungey currently appears in FOX's The Resident and HBO's Big Little Lies.
  • Meyer will play Charlie Wiest, a spineless opportunist who doesn't have enough power within the office to control its inner workings, despite his grave efforts.
  • Dungey will play CJ, a DA investigator who was one of Maya's closest friends and confidents during the high-profile trial.
  • Felix Mallard will star opposite Damon Wayans Jr. on the comedy pilot written by Austen Earl and Tim McAuliffe. The singer-actor-model recently starred in the Australian soap Neighbours.
  • He will play Cooper, a sweet, charming small-town kid turned music superstar. He is a very positive guy who sees the good in everyone and everything, as well as being effortlessly cool and youthfully naive.