Friday, March 16, 2018

Development News - Zachary Knighton Lands Role on 'Magnum P.I.'; Brian d'Arcy James Joins FOX Pilot; Plus 12 More Updates!

Development News - March 16, 2018

ABC's A Million Little Things, Four Rivers Grand Hotel & Untitled Justin Noble; CBS' The Code, Magnum P.I. & Untitled Earl/McAuliffe; The CW's Skinny Dip & Untitled April Blair; FOX's Untitled David Elliot; Freeform's The Perfectionists; and NBC's Friends-in-Law, In Between Lives & Suspicion.



CBS' MAGNUM P.I.
  • Zachary Knighton has been cast on the drama pilot starring Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks. He starred for three seasons in ABC's Happy Endings. He will next appear in a recurring role on the second season of Netflix's Santa Clarita Diet.
  • He will play Rick Wright, a former door gunner with the Marines. He now runs Oahu's coolest nightclub. According to Magnum (Hernandez), Rick is well-connected - if you want something on the island, Rick is the man to see. He is one of Magnum's friends who were all POWs in Iraq together. 
FREEFORM's THE PERFECTIONISTS
  • Graeme Thomas King has joined the cast of the Pretty Little Liars spinoff pilot starring Sasha Pieterse and Janel Parrish. The pilot will mark the English actor's largest role to date.
  • He will play Jeremy, a brilliant young scientist who works at Beacon Heights' prestigious Hotchkiss Technologies. He is also hiding a shocking secret.
FOX's UNTITLED DAVID ELLIOT PROJECT
  • Brian d'Arcy James and Clare O'Connor will co-star on the drama pilot starring Rachelle Lefevre. James has received three Tony nominations for Sweet Smell of Success, Shrek the Musical and Something Rotten. O'Connor's guest credits include NBC's Chicago Med and Netflix's Easy.
  • James will play Cole Bellows, a hard-as-nails and tough on crime state's attorney.
  • O'Connor will play the young version of Madeline (Lefevre).
THE CW's UNTITLED APRIL BLAIR PROJECT
  • Monet Mazur, Michael Evans Behling and Cody Christian have landed series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Taye Diggs. Mazur's film credits include Monster-in-Law and Just Married. Behling's only credit is an episode of FOX's Empire. Christian starred for two seasons in MTV's Teen Wolf.
  • Mazur will play Laura Fine-Baker, coach Billy Baker's (Diggs) wife, a powerful litigator who balances the needs of her campaign for District Attorney and her family. She is welcoming to Spencer when he comes to live with them.
  • Behling will play Jordan Baker, the privileged star quarterback and team captain for Beverly Hills High's football team who's trying to live up to his father's high expectations. He is not a big fan of Spencer.
  • Christian will play Asher, the current wide receiver for the Beverly Hills High football team. Oozing golden-boy privilege and arrogance, he has a troubled home life, and he is threatened by Spencer's untimely arrival.
ABC's A MILLION LITTLE THINGS
  • Lizzy Greene has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot starring David Giuntoli, James Roday and Romany Malco. She starred for four seasons in Nickelodeon's Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn.
  • She will play Sophie Dixon, Jon and Delilah's (Stephanie Szostak) 16-year-old daughter who loves her guitar. She is a moody, goth teen with a tender vulnerability just below her tough exterior.
ABC's GRAND HOTEL
  • Newcomer Felix Ramirez is set as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Demián Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez.
  • She will play Carolina, the gorgeous and self-obsessed fraternal twin to Yoli. They are the stepsisters of Paloma (Denyse Tontz).
NBC's FRIENDS-IN-LAW
  • James Davis will play the co-lead on the comedy pilot starring Devere Rogers, John Gemberling and Nicole Parker. He is the creator and star of Comedy Central's Hood Adjacent with James Davis.
  • He will play Jake, Randy's (Gemberling) best friend since kindergarten who does not support his choice to marry Margaret (Parker). He is handsome and a little too arrogant.
NBC's SUSPICION
  • Sadie Calvano has snagged a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Derek Luke and Raúl Esparza. She starred for three seasons in CBS' Mom.
  • She will play Tatiana Canter, who has only just recently begun to be social and active thanks mostly to her strong friendship with Ellie.
ABC's FOUR RIVERS
  • Andrew Keenan-Bolger has been cast on the comedy pilot starring Annaleigh Ashford and John Larroquette. His Broadway credits include Tuck Everlasting, Newsies and Mary Poppins.
  • He will play Roy, the runt of the Watts family litter who struggles to find his place with his alpha sisters. But somehow he inherited his father's confidence with the ladies. It just got put in a crummy, rashy body.
ABC's UNTITLED JUSTIN NOBLE PROJECT
  • Nicole Byer will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Kat Dennings and Jason Michael Snow. She starred for two seasons in the MTV/Facebook Watch comedy Loosely Exactly Nicole. She currently hosts Netflix's reality-competition series Nailed It.
  • She will play Whitney, an event manager at the hotel who participates in an underground female boxing league during her off hours.
CBS' UNTITLED AUSTEN EARL & TIM MCAULIFFE PROJECT
  • Chris Parnell has joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Damon Wayans Jr. and Felix Mallard. He starred for eight seasons in NBC's Saturday Night Live and has been in the voice cast of FX's Archer. He currently stars in Freeform's Grown-ish.
  • He will play Wayne, Cooper's (Mallard) slick, hungry and trend-conscious agent. He is always trying to find ways to make money for, and with, Cooper.
THE CW's SKINNY DIP
  • Richard Esteras is set as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Sarah Wright Olsen. His guest credits include FOX's A.P.B. and NBC's Chicago P.D.
  • He will play Tool. A hulk of a man, he is an oddly folksy kind of guy who's involved in some dark undertakings. Casual with a laissez-faire attitude, he also happens to be a vicious killer.
NBC's IN BETWEEN LIVES
  • Anne-Marie Johnson has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Harriet Dyer and Yusef Gatewood. She starred for six seasons in the NBC/CBS drama In the Heat of the Night.
  • She will play Lieutenant Swanstrom, the head of the LAPD homicide squad and boss of both Tom and Damien (Gatewood).
CBS' THE CODE
  • Raffi Barsoumian has snagged a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Dave Annable. He has previously had recurring roles on The CW's The Vampire Diaries and Showtime's Shameless.
  • He will play Warrant Officer Carlton Prickett. Brainy, loyal and tech savvy, he is attentive and quick, the Marine equivalent of a paralegal on his way to becoming a great lawyer.