Friday, March 6, 2020

Development News - Julie Bowen to Star in 'Raised by Wolves'; Josh Segarra Joins 'Night School'; Plus 5 More Updates!

Development News - March 6, 2020

ABC's Harlem's Kitchen & My Village; CBS' Raised by Wolves; FOX's Call Me Kat & Untitled Sarah Watson; and NBC's Night School & Someone Out There.

  • Rachel Sennott, Joey Bragg, Emma Caymares and Austin Crute have been cast on the comedy pilot starring Kyra Sedgwick. Sennott appears in the upcoming films Shiva Baby and Tahara. Bragg starred in the Netflix film Father of the Year. Caymares recurred on FX's Fosse/Verdon. Crute starred in Netflix's one-season comedy Daybreak.
  • Sennott will play Jackie, Jean's (Sedgwick) oldest child. She's bright, wry and sarcastic, using her wit in place of emotions. She keeps her feelings buttoned up. She holds other people to high standards and herself to higher ones. A workaholic, she's also the person who remembers the office birthdays with a cake. On the other side of her hard shell is a soft underbelly that doesn't trust a soul.
  • Bragg will play Freddie, Jean's youngest child. He's handsome, earnest, bright and sensitive. He's a successful video game developer, has a beautiful girlfriend and a great apartment. He's also deeply connected to his mother. One look from her can unravel his usual confident exterior and turn him back into the sensitive seventh grade boy his mom still thinks of him as.
  • Caymares will play Celia, Freddie's girlfriend. Pretty, vain and utterly confident, she is a product of social media obsession and reality TV ambition. What at first appears as only shallow interests and self-involvement reveals itself to be a savvy sense of business - it turns out Celia has a dedicated following and is monetizing her social media presence, making a name for herself as an LA influencer. She is also the opposite of the woman Jean saw her son getting serious about and will be a thorn in Jean's side.
  • Crute will play Lane, Jackie's roommate. Also from the Midwest, his parents stopped talking to him when he came out. He is thrilled to have Jean around as a surrogate mother figure. He's a deeply loyal friend to Jackie. He's not quite figured out the LA gay scene and will gladly accept Jean's wisdom and home cooking.
  • Ramon Rodriguez will play the male lead on the drama pilot written by Sarah Watson. He played Bakuto in the first season of Netflix's Iron Fist and the limited series The Defenders. He has also recurred on Showtime's The Affair.
  • He will play Jax, a former Marine who owns the local hardware store in the small town of Ridgeville. He has a mysterious background and is one of the few people in town who didn't grow up there. Jax bonds with Stella, who has just returned home after 14 years away. He also has a soft spot for Collin and his friends, who frequent his store to support all their adventures.
  • Josh Segarra will star as the male lead in the comedy pilot starring Shanola Hampton. He previously starred for one season in The CW's Arrow and one season in Netflix's AJ and the Queen. He has also recurred on NBC's Chicago P.D., Netflix's Orange Is the New Black, Comedy Central's The Other Two and FOX's The Moodys.
  • He will play Teddy Walker, a charming salesman.
  • Julie Bowen has booked the lead role on the comedy pilot (previously Please Hold for Frankie Wolfe) written by Max Mutchnick and David Kohan. She currently stars in ABC's Modern Family, which is airing its eleventh and final season. Her role in the ABC comedy earned her six Emmy Award nominations, with two wins in 2011 and 2012.
  • She will play Frankie Wolfe, a very successful and fiercely independent crisis manager whose world is turned upside down when she decides to let someone into her life for the first time - an 11-year-old girl who she adopts and raises with the occasional help of her fragile, nervous wreck of a sister.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph and Miguel Gomez have joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Delroy Lindo. Ralph starred for five seasons in UPN's Moesha and three seasons in Nickelodeon's Instant Mom. She has also recurred on Showtime's Ray Donovan, Amazon's One Mississippi and TNT's Claws. Gomez starred for four seasons in FX's The Strain and two seasons in Showtime's SMILF.
  • Ralph will play Cecilia "CC" Rice, the Rice family matriarch. She is the devoted wife of Ellis (Lindo), caring mother of their three daughters and a world-class pastry chef. She is a strong, traditional black woman who is secretly the driving force behind her husband's success. She has patience in spades, and always puts the needs of her family ahead of her own. It's time for that to change.
  • Gomez will play Marco, a talented line cook and an undocumented El Salvadorian who trekked to America with his little brother. Like his mentor and surrogate father Ellis, he had nothing when he landed in Harlem. Ellis took Marco in and made him employee number one at Rice. Marco repaid Ellis with hard work, quickly rising from dishwasher through the ranks of the kitchen. He is a surrogate member of the Rice family and the embodiment of the American Dream. Passionate, sensitive and sexy, he is easy to love and quick to fall in love.
  • Richard Brooks has landed a series regular role on the drama pilot starring Janina Gavankar and Reid Scott. He previously starred for three seasons in NBC's Law & Order and four seasons in BET's Being Mary Jane. He has also recurred on The CW's The Flash, Amazon's Bosch, Freeform's Good Trouble and OWN's The Haves and the Have Nots.
  • He will play Carl Gaines, an old-school police officer.
  • Kimia Behpoornia has scored a series regular role on the comedy pilot starring Ryan Hansen and Aimee Carrero. She previously starred in NBC's one-season comedy Abby's. She has also recurred on ABC's Station 19, Netflix's Atypical and Spectrum's Mad About You.
  • She will play Sydney Koh, Chloe's (Carrero) hipster assistant.
  • Cheyenne Jackson is set as the male lead on the comedy pilot (which has a series commitment) starring Mayim Bialik. He previously starred for four seasons in FX's American Horror Story. He recently recurred on HBO's Watchmen.
  • He will play Max, Kat's (Bialik) high school crush, who recently returned from teaching English overseas and now works as a bartender across the street from the cat café. He's getting over a long-term relationship with an ex that Kat imagines to be the most beautiful woman in the world - but Max values personality and humor over physical attractiveness.