Thursday, February 28, 2019

Development News - Adelaide Clemens to Co-Star on 'Tommy'; Timothy Hutton Boards Untitled FOX Pilot; Plus 6 More Updates!

Development News - February 28, 2019

ABC's The Baker and the Beauty & Until the Wedding; CBS' Tommy; The CW's The Lost Boys; FOX's Next, Patty's Auto & Untitled Annie Weisman; and NBC's Bluff City Law.

  • Eve Harlow has been cast on the drama pilot written by Manny Coto. She has previously recurred on The CW's The 100, NBC's Heroes Reborn, Audience Network's Rogue and ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • She will play Gina. Easy to offend, a bit of a nerd and ultra woke, she works at the FBI cybercrime division.
  • Adelaide Clemens, Russell G. Jones and Olivia Lucy Phillip will co-star on the drama pilot starring Edie Falco. Furthermore, Kate Dennis has signed on to direct the pilot. Clemens starred for four seasons in SundanceTV's Rectify. She next appears in HBO's Watchmen. Jones has recurred on Netflix's Godless and FX's The Americans. Phillip's Broadway credits include Frozen and Waitress.
  • Clemens will play Blake, the Press Secretary for the Chief of Police (Falco). She focuses less on substance than on how things look. Polished, confident, whip smart and hard-working, she worked as Press Secretary for the previous Chief of Police, whom she tolerated in exchange for ample appreciation of her efforts. By comparison, she's uneasy with the new Chief, who doesn't know her - or, as far as she can tell, like her.
  • Jones will play Looper, the Chief of Staff for the Chief of Police. Phlegmatic but sharp as a tack, it's his job to keep the trains running while the new Chief of Police performs the political aspects of the job. Part of Tommy's inner team, he proves to be instinctual and insightful, a good cop with good instincts and the ability to keep his mouth shut.
  • Phillip will play Kate, Tommy's daughter. She seems to be everything her mother is not: soft where mother is hard, quiet where she is commanding; deep down, however, she's just as stubborn. A school psychologist who is married to an engineer and the mother of 8-year-old Luna, she lives in Los Angeles and is estranged from her mother, whom she resents for putting her career before her child.
  • Timothy Hutton will play the male lead on the drama pilot starring Brittany Snow and Megalyn Echikunwoke. He won an Academy Award for his performance in the film Ordinary People. He also starred for five seasons in TNT's Leverage, three seasons in ABC's American Crime, one season in Netflix's The Haunting of Hill House and one season in ABC's How to Get Away With Murder.
  • He will play Dr. Leon Bechley, a handsome, charming, brilliant, distinguished and highly respected fertility specialist. However, his career and family are rocked by scandal when it's revealed he used his own sperm to conceive dozens of children.
  • Kyla Pratt has joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Carra Patterson. She starred in the Dr. Dolitte film franchise. She also starred for five seasons in UPN's One on One, three seasons in BET's Let's Stay Together and one season in Freeform's Recovery Road.
  • She will play Tiny, Patty's (Patterson) younger half-sister. The opposite of Patty, Tiny wears her heart on her sleeve. She gives manicures at the nail station inside the shop, and she gets frustrated with Patty for treating her like a kid, even when she acts like one.
  • Barry Sloane and Michael Luwoye have landed series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Jimmy Smits and Caitlin McGee. Sloane starred for two seasons in History's Six and next appears in a recurring role on Spectrum's upcoming drama L.A.'s Finest. Luwoye recently wrapped playing Alexander Hamilton in the hit musical Hamilton on Broadway.
  • Sloane will play Jake Reilly, a smart and confident lawyer who works for Elijah (Smits).
  • Luwoye will play Anthony Little, a fantastic lawyer who is also the warm-hearted father of three daughters.
  • Sarah Hay, Cheyenne Haynes and Haley Tju have booked series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Tyler Posey and Kiele Sanchez. Hay starred in the Starz limited series Flesh and Bone and appeared in an episode of HBO anthology Room 104. Haynes starred in the HBO limited series Camping. Tju previously starred for two seasons in Nickelodeon's Bella and the Bulldogs.
  • Hay will play Mollie. Turned into a vampire by David (Dakota Shapiro), she has become her maker's rival for leadership of the vampire gang. She travels in a small pack with her eternally 8-year-old son, Laddie, and a guardian, Hiram, who's there to make sure she doesn't get into too much trouble.
  • Haynes and Tju will play the Frog Sisters, Liza and Cassie. Sharp, cool and lightly Goth, they are teenage locals who work at Santa Carla's comic book store. Until Sam arrives, they think they're the only ones aware of the darkness in this town.
  • Carlos Gomez, Lisa Vidal, Dan Bucatinsky and Belissa Escobedo have scored series regular roles on the drama pilot written by Dean Georgaris. Gomez previously starred for four seasons in A&E's The Glades. Vidal previously starred for four seasons in BET's Being Mary Jane. Bucatinsky won an Emmy Award for his recurring role on ABC's Scandal. Escobedo is a recent alum of the ABC Discovers showcase.
  • Gomez will play Santiago Garcia, Daniel's father.
  • Vidal will play Mari Garcia, Daniel's mother.
  • Bucatinsky will play Lewis, Noa's manager and handler.
  • Escobedo will play Natalie, Daniel's younger sister.
  • Olivia Thirlby has been cast as the female lead on the drama pilot written by Becky Mode. She previously starred in the first season of Amazon's Goliath. Her film credits include Juno, The Darkest Hour and Dredd.
  • She will play Adrienne, the one all her friends go to first for advice. She's super empathic and warm with a biting sense of humor. Idealistic, ambitious and really smart, she has an especially high EQ. She's a highly skilled psychologist who's sometimes better at taking care of other people than she is of herself. A trauma specialist, who's still a little commitment-phobic after a terrible breakup with a fellow do-gooder she met in Kenya two years ago. She regrouped back home in New York and fell in love with a stable, mensch-y guy. When the fellow do-gooder makes an unexpected reappearance at the moment the mensch is about to propose, Adrienne is thrown for a loop and her world goes topsy turvy.