Thursday, July 9, 2020

Development News - Lucy Liu to Headline ABC Comedy Pilot; Tye White and Michael Benjamin Washington Join 'American Auto'

Development News - July 9, 2020

ABC's Untitled Shana Goldberg-Meehan and NBC's American Auto.

  • Tye White, Michael Benjamin Washington, Jon Barinholtz and Humphrey Ker will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Ana Gasteyer. White previously starred for three seasons in OWN's Greenleaf. Washington will appear in the upcoming Netflix film The Boys in the Band, reprising his role from the 2018 Broadway revival. Barinholtz has appeared in a major recurring role on NBC's Superstore. Ker has recurred on AppleTV+'s Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet.
  • White will play Jack, an assembly line worker
  • Washington will play Cyrus, the Chief Producer Designer at Payne Motors.
  • Barinholtz will play Wesley, the direct descendant of the company's founder.
  • Ker will play Elliot, the Chief Sales Officer at Payne Motors.
  • Lucy Liu will play the lead role in the comedy pilot (previously known as Kids Matter Now and Bossy) written by Shana Goldberg-Meehan. She previously starred for seven seasons in CBS' Elementary and in the first season of CBS All Access' Why Women Kill.
  • She will play Devin, the fierce and powerful head of Shelter, a large and successful modern furniture company. She is a force and is unfamiliar with failure. But when she adopts a baby, she is ill-prepared for the task of parenting and feels at a complete loss as to how to be a mom.