Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Development News - 'Thirtysomething' Sequel Stages 'Supergirl' Reunion; Jonathan Tucker to Star in 'Debris'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - February 11, 2020

ABC's Prospect & Thirtysomething(else); and NBC's Debris.

  • Odette Annable has been cast as a series regular on the drama pilot sequel to ABC's thirtysomething. Her casting reunites her with Chris Wood after they both starred in the third season of The CW's Supergirl. She also recently starred in the second season of CBS All Access' Tell Me a Story.
  • She will play Janey Steadman, the daughter of Hope Murdoch (Mel Harris) and Michael Steadman (Ken Olin). With piercing eyes and unruly dark hair, she is a passionate, some might say driven person, possessed of what her boyfriend, Brad, calls a very big engine in a very small car.
  • Jonathan Tucker will play the male lead on the drama pilot written by J.H. Wyman. He previously starred for three seasons in Audience Network's Kingdom and one season in Showtime's City on a Hill. He has also recurred on NBC's Parenthood, FX's Justified and HBO's Westworld.
  • He will play Bryan Beneventi, a headstrong, smart CIA operative currently working on the investigation of strange occurrences. 
  • Hunter King is set for the lead role on the comedy pilot written by Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer. She is a two-time Daytime Emmy Award winner for CBS' The Young and the Restless. She also starred for four seasons in CBS' Life in Pieces.
  • She will play Abigail Lansing, who is proper, smart, a little awkward and chatty, but always positive, friendly and hopeful, with a healthy dose of nineteenth century feminism. She is a young woman from Boston who is thrilled to be able to set off on her own adventure as a school teacher in the western prairie town of Prospect. Somewhat starry-eyed, she envisions herself preparing adorable young children for their future with an education. She discovers when she gets to Prospect that it's not going to be what she thought it was. For one thing, she has to teach adult men, not children, and her living situation is a little more rustic, and awkward, than she expected. Abigail has to re-think some of her expectations but decides with characteristic spunk and optimism that there's good work to be done here in Prospect - on her own terms.