Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Development News - Edie Falco to Star in CBS' 'Tommy'; FOX Adds Drama Pilot from Annie Weisman; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - February 13, 2019

CBS' FBI: Most Wanted & Tommy; FOX's Untitled Annie Weisman; and Syfy's (Future) Cult Classic.

  • Kellan Lutz and Roxy Sternberg have been cast on the potential spinoff of FBI starring Julian McMahon. Lutz previously starred in the Twilight feature film franchise. He can currently be seen in the film What Men Want starring Taraji P. Henson. Sternberg starred in the second season of National Geographic's Mars and had a recurring role on NBC's Emerald City.
  • Lutz will play Crosby, an FBI Agent and Army intelligence vet Jess (McMahon) has taken under his wing as a communications whiz. 
  • Sternberg will play Sheryl Barnes, an FBI Agent and an ex-NYPD detective with elevated street smarts.
  • Emily Alyn Lind, Jacob McCarthy, Cayden Boyd, Da'Vinchi and Zoe Renee will star in the drama pilot written by Shay Hatten. Lind starred in the third season of CBS' Code Black. McCarthy currently stars in NBC's A.P. Bio, which returns for its second season in March. Boyd has recurred on MTV's Awkward and Paramount's Heathers. Da'Vinchi has recurred on Freeform's Grown-ish. Renee starred for two seasons in BET's The Quad.
  • Lind will play Bree, a classic '90s horror-movie Final Girl stuck in the wrong decade. Her love of pop culture from past decades marks her as an outsider, a badge she wears proudly.
  • McCarthy will play Andy, Bree's long-time best friend who wants to be more than that. He loves old horror movies and disdains the generation he grew up in even more than Bree does.
  • Boyd will play Henry, a formerly popular kid whose status took a hit when he started hanging with Bree and her friends. He has a promising future in the emerging field of virtual reality sports, assuming he makes it out alive.
  • Da'Vinchi will play Peyton, a football star who would be an A-lister in the present. But with football going out of style, he's unsure of his place - and not happy about it.
  • Renee will play Mia, whose cheery optimism starts to seem a little creepy with people dying.
  • UNTITLED ANNIE WEISMAN PROJECT (Drama) - Written by Annie Weisman (The Path). Directed by Leslye Headland (Russian Doll). Executive produced by Weisman, Headland, Jason Katims, Imogen Banks, Jeni Mulein and Sharon Levy. Produced by Universal Television, Endemol Shine North America and True Jack Productions. Logline: Only child Julia Bechly finds her life turned upside down when her father is forced to reveal that over the course of his pioneering career as a fertility doctor, he used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children. As she dutifully begins to track down her emerging group of siblings, among a sea of brothers, Julia discovers only two sisters - both of whom quickly become a part of her now redefined family. Based on the Australian series Sisters.
  • Edie Falco will play the lead role on the drama pilot (formerly Nancy) written by Paul Attanasio. She is a four-time Emmy winner - three for HBO's The Sopranos and one for Showtime's Nurse Jackie. She has received additional Emmy nominations for a guest role on NBC's 30 Rock and starring in the NBC limited series Law & Order: True Crime - The Menendez Murders.
  • She will play Abigail "Tommy" Thomas. With a New Yorker's gift for being tough and sarcastic while remaining likable, she loves being a cop more than anything and is a former high-ranking NYPD officer who's just been hired as the first ever female Chief of Police for the LAPD. In her new role, Tommy uses her unflinching honest and hardball tactics to navigate the social, political and national security issues that converge with enforcing the law.