Monday, March 19, 2018

Development News - Ving Rhames Joins 'Cagney & Lacey' Reboot; Mira Sorvino to Co-Star on 'The Code'; Plus 6 More Updates!

Development News - March 19, 2018

ABC's Grand Hotel; CBS' Cagney and Lacey & The Code; The CW's Playing Dead & Untitled April Blair; and FOX's Mixtape, Untitled David Elliot & Untitled Erin Foster.

  • Ving Rhames has been cast on the drama pilot reboot starring Sarah Drew and Michelle Hurd. His film credits include the Mission: Impossible franchise, Pulp Fiction and Con Air. He received an Emmy nomination for his performance in the 1997 HBO film Don King: Only in America.
  • He will play Captain Stark, the LAPD homicide coordinator who is unflappable and a leader who inspires loyalty in everyone around him.
  • Gemma Allen and Mike O'Gorman will co-star on the comedy pilot written by and starring Erin Foster. Allen's guest TV appearances include ABC's Fresh Off the Boat, TV Land's Teachers, ABC's Dr. Ken and CBS' SEAL Team. O'Gorman previously recurred on HBO's Vice Principals.
  • Allen will play Becca, Andi's (Foster) adorable and precocious niece.
  • O'Gorman will play Jason, Emma's (Christine Woods) hot husband. He's charming, funny, a loving husband and a great father. He is the kind of guy that can seamlessly move into any situation, whether it be a bar with his buddies or a dance recital with his daughter.
  • Francis Guinan, Persia White, Shanesia Davis, Karin Anglin and Caitlin Mehner have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Rachelle Lefevre.
  • Guinan (Boss, The Exorcist) will play Jake Scott, Madeline's (Lefevre) salt-of-the-earth, blue collar father.
  • White (Girlfriends, The Vampire Diaries) will play Erin "Wren" Reynolds, a sexy and tough inmate covered in tattoos.
  • Davis (Early Edition, Empire) will play Irene Boudreau, Easy's (Russell Hornsby) soon-to-be ex-wife.
  • Anglin (Connect with English) will play Greta Bellows, Cole's (Brian d'Arcy James) shrewd and sexy wife.
  • Mehner (Rebel in the Rye) will play Mandy, Madeline's former high school tormentor.
  • Jenna Dewan Tatum and Jahmil French have booked series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Madeleine Stowe. Dewan Tatum starred in the film Step Up, two seasons of Lifetime's Witches of East End and hosts NBC's World of Dance. French starred for five seasons in Degrassi: The Next Generation.
  • Dewan Tatum will play Joanna, a young professional with everything always under control. She's the most rational person she knows. And yet, she's a little guarded, as if always prepared for the worst.
  • French will play Dante Mendoza, Annette's first born son, Sam's diminutive cousin and a jittery livewire.
  • Karimah Westbrook is set as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Taye Diggs. Her guest credits include Showtime's Shameless, NBC's Aquarius, Showtime's Masters of Sex and Freeform's The Fosters.
  • She will play Grace James. Warm, loving and strong, she is Spencer's single mother who works as a courthouse clerk to pay the bills. Very much aware of Spencer's gifts as both an athlete and student, she is entirely supportive of her son's choice to transfer to Beverly Hills High.
  • Justina Adorno has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Demián Bichir and Roselyn Sanchez. She previously had a recurring role on Netflix's Seven Seconds.
  • She will play Yoli, Carolina's (Felix Ramirez) twin sister.
  • Mira Sorvino has been cast on the drama pilot starring Dave Annable and Anna Wood. She stars in Audience Network's upcoming drama Condor and has a recurring role on the third season of Crackle's StartUp.
  • She will play Colonel Eisa Turnbull, the Commanding Officer of the Marine Corps' Judge Advocate Division. She demands excellence of herself and her staff, inspiring fierce loyalty from the attorneys who serve under her command. One of the highest-ranking female officers in the Corps, she is also the mother of two sons who are serving overseas.
  • Curran Walters has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Tyler Ritter and Clara Lago. He has previously had recurring roles on NBC's Game of Silence and TLC's Too Close to Home.
  • He will play Lucas, Joe's (Ritter) son, a handsome, quick, confident but not cocky high school teen. An enterprising "Ferris Bueller" type for whom the rules don't seem to apply, he is always ten steps ahead of everyone else and 20 steps ahead of his dad.