Thursday, February 8, 2018

Development News - Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher to Star in David Schulner's Medical Pilot; Plus 3 More Updates!

Development News - February 8, 2018

ABC's Untitled Justin Noble; FOX's The Passage; and NBC's Suspicion & Untitled David Schulner.

  • Freema Agyeman and Anupam Kher have been cast on the drama pilot written by David Schulner. Agyeman starred for two seasons in BBC America's Doctor Who. Kher is a Bollywood icon who has appeared in over 500 films. Both also appeared in supporting roles on Netflix's Sense8.
  • Agyeman will play Dr. Hana Sharpe, the lead doctor at the hospital who has not practiced medicine in awhile. Rather, she appears on talk shows across the country pitching Bellevue hospital.
  • Kher will play Dr. Anil Kapoor, one of the oldest doctors at the hospital. He believes the hospital needs to change but does not feel he needs to change his ways.
  • SUSPICION (Drama) - Written by The Path creator Jessica Goldberg. Executive produced by Goldberg, Rachel Kaplan, Peter Traugott, Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman and Joseph Finder. Produced by Universal Television and Keshet Studios. Logline: Based on the book by Joseph Finder. After Danny Goldman accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family.
  • The drama pilot which was shot last June is undergoing reshoots with a new director. Jason Ensler has been tapped to replace Marcos Siega as director of the reshoots. Siega became unavailable to shoot the new scenes in March because he is directing the CBS drama pilot God Friended Me.
  • Furthermore, the characters played by Genesis Rodriguez, BJ Britt and Jennifer Ferrin are being re-conceived with new actors set to be cast. Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Saniyya Sidney, Brianne Howey and Vincent Piazza will remain with the show in their original roles.
  • UNTITLED JUSTIN NOBLE PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Written by Justin Noble (Brooklyn Nine-Nine). Executive produced by Aaron Kaplan, Dana Honor and Wendy Trilling. Co-executive produced by Noble. Produced by ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios, Kapital Entertainment and Trill TV. Logline: A workplace ensemble comedy that centers on two guest service associates at a high-end resort and the co-workers and guests that they're stuck with for eight to sixteen hours a day. Based on the book and blog "How May We Hate You."