Monday, March 11, 2019

Development News - 'Until the Wedding' Casts Michael Stahl-David; Lucy Hale to Play 'Katy Keene'; Plus 12 More Updates!

Development News - March 11, 2019

ABC's The Baker and the Beauty, Nana, Stumptown, Triangle, United We Fall, Until The Wedding, Untitled Jessica Gao, Untitled Leslie Odom Jr. & Untitled Hank Steinberg; CBS' Courthouse & Under the Bridge; The CW's Katy Keene; FOX's Deputy; and NBC's Emergence.



ABC's UNTITLED JESSICA GAO PROJECT
  • Holly Chou, Cindy Cheung, Stephen Park, Kelly Hu, Helen Hong, Ki Hong Lee, Ashley Park and John Gemberling have been cast on the comedy pilot written by Jessica Gao. Chou appeared in the 2017 film The Big Sick. Cheung has previously recurred on Netflix's 13 Reasons Why. Park's guest credits include Syfy's Killjoys, USA's Suits and FX's The Strain. Hu has previously recurred on The CW's Arrow. Hong has previously recurred on Nickelodeon's The Thundermans. Lee starred in the Maze Runner film franchise. Park appears in Netflix's upcoming limited series Tales of the City. Gemberling has recurred on Comedy Central's Broad City.
  • Chou will play Janet Zhao, a first generation Chinese-American woman who struggles to set healthy boundaries with her crazy, exhausting family. When her wealthy grandmother dies and names Janet the sole inheritor, she suddenly finds herself the unwilling new matriarch of the family she's spent her life trying to keep at arm's length.
  • Cheung will play Kathy. Park will play Robert. Hu will play Auntie Amy. Hong will play Auntie Linda. Lee will play Franklin. Park will play Winnie. Gemberling will play Gene.
NBC's EMERGENCE
  • Donald Faison will co-star on the drama pilot starring Allison Tolman. He previously starred for nine seasons in NBC's Scrubs and four seasons in TV Land's The Exes
  • He will play Alex, Jo's (Tolman) recently divorced husband and the father of their daughter, Bree (Ashley Aufderheide).
ABC's TRIANGLE
  • Edwin Hodge and Mallory Jansen have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Mike Vogel. Hodge starred for two seasons in History's Six and in The Purge film franchise. Jansen starred for two seasons in ABC's Galavant and has recurred on ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and USA's Shooter.
  • Hodge will play Ulysses while Jansen will play Grace.
ABC's UNTIL THE WEDDING
  • Michael Stahl-David, Trent Garrett, Liza Colon-Zayas, Juani Feliz, Vered Blonstein and Michael Benjamin Washington are set as series regulars on the drama pilot starring Olivia Thirlby and E.J. Bonilla. David-Stahl starred in the third season of Netflix's Narcos. Garrett has starred for three seasons in Disney's Andi Mack. Colon-Zayas appears in OWN's upcoming drama David Makes Man. Felix's guest credits include NBC's Shades of Blue and CBS' Blue Bloods. Blonstein appeared in a recent episode of ABC's The Good Doctor. Washington has recurred on Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.
  • Stahl-David will play Will, Adrienne's (Thirlby) ex and an incredible surgeon.
  • Colon-Zayas will play Nancy, Danny's (Bonilla) mother.
  • Blonstein will play Laura, Danny's sister.
  • Garrett will play Nick. Felix will play Isabel. Washington will play Sam.
ABC's UNITED WE FALL
  • Jason Michael Snow has booked a series regular role on the comedy pilot starring Jane Curtin. He is currently recurring on Showtime's Black Monday. He also appeared in FOX's A Christmas Story Live.
  • He will play Gary, Bill's super-cool, cosmopolitan and glamorous brother.
ABC's THE BAKER AND THE BEAUTY
  • Michelle Veintimilla has scored a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Nathalie Kelley and Victor Rasuk. She previously starred in the Netflix limited series Seven Seconds and has recurred on FOX's Gotham and FOX's The Gifted.
  • She will play Vanessa.
ABC's UNTITLED LESLIE ODOM JR. PROJECT
  • Alexis Fields has been added to the cast of the comedy pilot starring Leslie Odom Jr. and Kelly Jenrette. She has previously had recurring roles on Nickelodeon's The Secret World of Alex Mack and UPN's Moesha.
  • She will play Nikkina.
THE CW's KATY KEENE
  • Lucy Hale is returning to The CW for the title role on the drama pilot written by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Michael Grassi. She previously starred for seven seasons in Freeform's Pretty Little Liars and one season in The CW's Life Sentence.
  • She will play Katy Keene, a bold, big-hearted and independent New Yorker with dreams of being a fashion designer. When she's not working as a personal shopper at a luxury department store, she's navigating friendship and dating in the big city.
ABC's NANA
  • Bill Bellamy has been cast in the comedy pilot starring Katey Sagal and Josh Cooke. The stand-up comedian recently recurred on HBO's Insecure.
  • He will play Burke, Alex's (Cooke) enthusiastic co-worker, a firefighter who isn't the brightest bulb but is a great pal and sounding board for Alex. He was so eager to rescue a cat in a tree and get a taste of some "real action" that he accidentally crashed into another engine at the scene. He has a crush on Audrey and is secretly sleeping with her, unbeknownst to Alex.
ABC's STUMPTOWN
  • Michael Ealy, Mark Webber and Adrian Martinez have landed series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Cobie Smulders. Ealy starred for one season in FOX's The Following, one season in ABC's Secrets and Lies and one season in BET's Being Mary Jane. Webber has recently recurred on Showtime's SMILF. Martinez previously starred for one season in NBC's The Blacklist: Redemption and one season in CBS All Access' No Activity.
  • Ealy will play Miles Hoffman, a detective with the Portland Police Department who is looking for escaped convict Samuel Kane - and is probably going to pay a visit to Grey McConnell any day now.
  • Webber will play Grey McConnell, Dex's (Smulders) best friend who has an unrequited crush on her. He's been renovating an old-fashioned brew pub into a modern-sleek mixology joint and has hired Dex's brother as his sole employee.
  • He will play Tookie.
ABC's UNTITLED HANK STEINBERG PROJECT
  • Joy Bryant has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Nicholas Pinnock and Indira Varma. She previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Parenthood and one season in Amazon's Good Girls Revolt.
  • She will play Marie, Aaron's (Pinnock) ex-wife. She is intelligent, fiercely protective of her 17-year-old daughter Jasmine and carries the heavy burden of still loving the man she's divorced. She is in an impossible situation, believing that Aaron will never get out of prison and yet having to try to move on with life.
FOX's DEPUTY
  • Siena Goines, Jasmine Kaur and Shane Paul McGhie will co-star on the drama pilot starring Stephen Dorff. Goines has recently recurred on ABC's Grey's Anatomy and Disney's Andi Mack. Kaur has previously recurred on HBO's Insecure. McGhie appeared in the 2019 film What Men Want.
  • Goines will play Deputy Rachel Quinn. A practical and meticulous workaholic, this clever detective pieces together details overlooked by others, and does so quickly.
  • Kaur will play Deputy Brenna Bishop, the smartly dressed, sarcastic and quietly badass driver in charge of newly appointed Sheriff Hollister's (Dorff) security detail.
  • McGhie will play Deputy Joseph Blair. Bright-eyed and buzz-cut, this whippet-slender young man is the son of Hollister's old partner.
CBS' UNDER THE BRIDGE
  • Reggie Lee has booked a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Jennifer Morrison. He previously starred for six seasons in NBC's Grimm and currently recurs on NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine and ABC's Fresh Off the Boat.
  • He will play Charlie, the neurologist in the practice, and Michael and Caitlin's (Morrison) close friend since med school.
CBS' COURTHOUSE
  • J. Alex Brinson is set as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Wilson Bethel. He appeared in a major recurring role on Netflix's Travelers.
  • He will play Luke. Wholesome, generous and hardworking, he is a bailiff by day and law student by night, determined to move up in the world by becoming a lawyer.