Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Development News - Campbell Scott and Marianne Jean-Baptiste Board FOX's 'Mixtape'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - March 21, 2018

ABC's Most Likely To; CBS' Magnum P.I.; The CW's Dead Inside & Untitled April Blair; and FOX's Mixtape & Our People.

  • Matthew Glave and Skai Jackson have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Beth Behrs and Bernard David Jones. Glave has recurred on Bravo's Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, TBS' Angie Tribeca and FX's Better Things. Jackson starred for two seasons in Disney's Bunk'd.
  • Glave will play Nick, the laid back and loving father to Jenny (Behrs).
  • Jackson will play Aisha, the little sister to Abel (Jones).
  • Daniel Ezra will play the young lead on the drama pilot starring Taye Diggs. The pilot marks his U.S. acting debut. He has previously appeared in The Missing, Prime Suspect 1973 and Undercover.
  • He will play Spencer James, a rising high school football player from South L.A. who is recruited to play for Beverly Hills High. The smart and charming son of a single mother, he is a talented athlete and A+ student who must learn to deal with a host of emotions when he transfers schools.
  • Campbell Scott, Marianne Jean-Baptiste and Evan Whitten will co-star on the drama pilot starring Madeleine Stowe and Jenna Dewan Tatum. Scott has recurred on Netflix's House of Cards and FX's Damages. Jean-Baptiste starred for seven seasons in CBS' Without a Trace and the first season of NBC's Blindspot.
  • Scott will play Hugh, Natalie's (Callie Hernandez) father. He is a rakishly handsome, warm and gentle man but with some self-control issues.
  • Jean-Baptiste will play Annette, Sam's (Raúl Castillo) aunt who is warm, pragmatic and a fighter.
  • Whitten will play Barry, Sam's son.
  • Stephen Hill has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot reboot starring Jay Hernandez. His guest credits include CBS' Blue Bloods, NBC's Law & Order: SVU and Netflix's Luke Cage.
  • He will play Theodore "TC" Calvin. A former Marine Corp. chopper pilot, he runs Island Hoppers, the smallest but best helicopter tour business in Hawaii. He is one of Magnum's group of loyal friends who bonded when they were all POWs in Iraq.
  • Myles Bullock has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Freddie Stroma and Lyndon Smith. His guest includes in CBS' S.W.A.T. and Criminal Minds.
  • He will play Wendell Brooks, a cautious and by-the-book detective with a few secrets of his own. He served as Zach's (Stroma) partner until his death, and now lets Emmy (Smith) shadow him.
  • Donald Faison and Laya DeLeon Hayes are set as series regulars on the comedy pilot starring Yvette Nicole Brown and Lesli Margherita. Faison starred for eight seasons in NBC's Scrubs and four seasons in TV Land's The Exes. Hayes voices the title character in Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins.
  • Faison will play Joe McQueen, Markie's (Brown) supportive, blue-collar ex-husband and first love. He is a much more relaxed parent than she is.
  • Hayes will play Wallis McQueen, Markie's intelligent and charitable daughter.