Friday, March 22, 2019

Development News - 'Luke Cage' Star Simone Missick to Play Lead Role in CBS' 'Courthouse'; Plus 7 More Updates!

Development News - March 22, 2019

ABC's New York Undercover; CBS' Courthouse; The CW's Glamorous; FOX's Next & Patty's Auto; and NBC's The Kenan Show, Lincoln & Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist.

  • Simone Missick will play the lead role on the drama starring Marg Helgenberger and Wilson Bethel. She previously starred for two seasons in Netflix's Luke Cage and in the Netflix limited series The Defenders. She next appears in the upcoming second season of Netflix's Altered Carbon.
  • She will play Lola. Over the course of her impressive career as a Deputy District Attorney, she was known to be independent, formidable and, occasionally, wildly impulsive. As a newly appointed Judge, she suddenly has more power. So, she doesn't sit back on the bench. She leans in - immediately pushing boundaries and challenging expectations of what a judge should be.
  • Tate Ellington will co-star on the drama pilot starring Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel. He previously starred for one season in ABC's Quantico and one season in NBC's The Brave. He has also recurred on Showtime's Shameless.
  • He will play Felix, a member of the CSI team who is quick to speak his mind.
  • Sisters Dani and Dannah Lockett have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Kenan Thompson and Andy Garcia. They are YouTube stars whose fame began with the video "Call Jesus" which currently has nearly 2 million views.
  • Dani will play Emma, Kenan's (Thompson) daughter who is good-hearted and trusting almost at her peril.
  • Dannah will play Sophie, Kenan's daughter who is less trusting than her sister.
  • Fat Joe has joined the cast of the drama pilot reboot starring Malik Yoba and Luna Lauren Velez. He is primarily known for his rap career, with his 2017's single "All The Way Up" earning two Grammy nominations.
  • He will play Beto, a villainous gangster.
  • H. Michael Croner has scored a series regular role on the comedy pilot starring Carra Patterson. He previously appeared in all three seasons of Comedy Central's Review.
  • He will play Fisher, who works for Bill (Jonathan Sadowski) at the Muffler Men auto repair shop across the street, but hangs out at Patty's Auto whenever he can. Because he's raising two little girls on his own, he is determined to figure out what a feminist is and become one.
  • Chester Lockhart and Brady Dalton Richards have booked series regular roles on the drama pilot starring Ben J. Pierce and Brooke Shields. Lockhart is a recording artist-actor who has appeared on MTV's Todrick. Richards is a newcomer and graduate of Syracuse University's School of Drama.
  • Lockhart will play Dizmal, a non-binary drag performer and nightlife fixture who opens Marco's (Pierce) eyes to everything the city has to offer a young queer person.
  • Richards will play Ben, an insecure and endearing young assistant who develops a workplace crush on Marco.
  • Carmen Cusack has landed a series regular role on the dramedy pilot starring Jane Levy. She previously recurred on Facebook Watch's Sorry For Your Loss and appears in the upcoming film A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
  • She will play Joan, a female tech pioneer who runs a tight ship at Zoey's (Levy) office.
  • Elizabeth Cappuccino is set as a series regular on the drama pilot starring John Slattery. She previously recurred on Netflix's Jessica Jones and appears in the upcoming Netflix film Otherhood.
  • She will play Abby, a smart college student. She is somewhat estranged from her father, Paul (Slattery), and has learned how to live without him in her life.