Thursday, February 7, 2019

Development News - Allison Tolman to Star in 'Emergence'; Anna Camp Boards Untitled NBC Comedy Pilot; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - February 7, 2019

CBS' FBI: Most Wanted; The CW's Batwoman; and NBC's Emergence & Untitled Bradley Whitford.

  • Anna Camp will play the female lead on the comedy pilot starring Bradley Whitford. She is best known for starring in the Pitch Perfect film franchise. She also starred for three seasons in HBO's True Blood and in Amazon's one-season drama Good Girls Revolt. She has also recurred on CBS' The Good Wife and Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • She will play Ginny, a waitress and divorced mother. She plays the piano for the church and is the de facto director of the choir.
  • Allison Tolman will play the lead role on the drama pilot written by Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters. She received an Emmy nomination for her performance in the first season of FX's Fargo. Since then, she has recurred on NBC's Good Girls, FOX's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Hulu's Castle Rock. She also starred in ABC's one-season comedy Downward Dog.
  • She will play Jo, the police chief on Long Island's Peconic Bay. Newly divorced from Alex, she lives with her 14-year-old daughter, Bree, and her ex-firefighter father, Ed. She then finds a young child near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. Jo's investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child's identity is at the center of it all.
  • Julian McMahon is set as a series regular on the backdoor pilot for a spinoff of FBI. He is coming off a two-season starring role on Hulu's Runaways. He previously starred for six seasons in FX's Nip/Tuck. He has also recurred on BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency and Syfy's Childhood's End.
  • He will play Jess LaCroix, an "agent's agent" who is at the top of his game. He oversees the team from the FBI's Most Wanted Unit, which is assigned the most extreme and egregious cases.
  • Rachel Skarsten has been cast on the drama pilot starring Ruby Rose. She previously starred for three seasons in Syfy's Lost Girl and two seasons in The CW's Reign. She also recently recurred on Bravo's Imposters.
  • She will play Alice. If Batwoman (Rose) had a Joker, it would be Alice, the leader of her Lewis Carroll-inspired Wonderland Gang. Swinging unpredictably between maniacal and charming, Alice has made it her mission to undermine Gotham's sense of security.