Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Development News - 'Briarpatch's Rosario Dawson to Star in HBO Max Drama Pilot 'DMZ'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - January 22, 2020

ABC's Harlem's Kitchen & Untitled Nate Bargatze Project; CBS' The United States of Al; HBO Max's DMZ; and NBC's At That Age & Echo.

  • Rosario Dawson will star in the drama pilot written by Roberto Patino and directed by Ava DuVernay. She previously appeared as Claire Temple in Netflix's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and The Defenders. She also recurred across two seasons in The CW's Jane the Virgin. She next stars in USA's upcoming drama Briarpatch, which premieres February 6.
  • She will play Alma, a fierce medic who saves lives while desperately searching for her lost son. As she contends with the gangs, militias, demagogues and warlords who now control the lawless island, she becomes the unlikely source of what everyone there has lost: hope.
  • UNTITLED NATE BARGATZE PROJECT (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Written by Nate Bargatze, Jerrod Carmichael, Ari Katcher and Dan Shaki. Directed by Drew Goddard. Executive produced by Bargatze, Carmichael, Katcher, Shaki, Goddard, Danielle Sanchez-Witzel, Tim Sarkes and Alex Murray. Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Brillstein Entertainment Partners. Starring Nate Bargatze, Katie Aselton, Kurtwood Smith and Debra Jo Rupp.
  • HARLEM'S KITCHEN (Drama) - Written by Zahir McGhee (Scandal, Stumptown). Executive produced by McGhee, Marcus Samuelsson, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks. Produced by ABC Studios and Mandeville Television. Logline: Set in a fine dining restaurant in Harlem, Ellis Rice runs the successful restaurant with his wife and three daughters. But an unexpected death thrusts the family into turmoil and puts the restaurant's future in jeopardy as long-buried secrets are revealed.
  • AT THAT AGE (Drama) - Written by Carla Banks-Waddles. Executive produced by Banks-Waddles, Malcolm D. Lee and Debra Martin Chase. Produced by Universal Television and Blackmaled Productions. Logline: After the Cooper family's golden child suffers a catastrophic event, seven family members face a foundational shift, make life-altering decisions and deal with deep secrets coming to light.
  • ECHO (Drama) - Written by JJ Bailey. Executive produced by Bailey, John Davis and John Fox. Produced by Universal Television and Davis Entertainment. Logline: A team of investigators solve the highest-profile crimes by sending the protagonist into the past - in the body of the victim. They assume the victim's identity and must race against time to prevent the crime before it happens.
  • Dean Norris has been cast as a series regular on the comedy pilot starring Adhir Kalyan and Parker Young. He previously starred for five seasons in AMC's Breaking Bad and three seasons in CBS' Under the Dome. He currently stars in TNT's Claws, which returns for its fourth and final season later this year.
  • He will play Art, a veteran whose son, Riley (Young), a former Marine, and daughter Lizzie, still live with him. He understands the close bond Riley shares with Al (Kalyan), his Afghan translator, and warmly welcomes Al into his home.