Monday, November 16, 2020

Development News - Gretchen Mol to Star as Female Lead in 'American Gigolo'; Freeform Sets Main Cast for 'None of the Above'

Development News - November 16, 2020

Freeform's None of the Above and Showtime's American Gigolo.

  • Gregg Wayans, Asjha Cooper, Ron Taylor, Justin Miles and Katelyn Tarver will star in the comedy pilot created by Kenny Smith. Wayans has previously recurred on NBC's Marlon. Cooper has recurred on FX's Snowfall and The CW's All American. Taylor appeared in the "Oh Jerome, No" segments of FXX's Cake. Miles recurred on Spectrum's Paradise Lost. Tarver recurred on Freeform's Famous in Love.
  • Wayans will play Cannon, a self-assured, witty guy who is always open to new experiences - except when he's suddenly not.
  • Cooper will play Valencia, a strong-willed woman of devout faith, whose drive to succeed can often border on obsessive and gets her into trouble.
  • Taylor will play Mo, a perpetually laid-back 22-year-old entrepreneur, who's an advocate of the Black community, Black culture, and just an all-around fan of Blackness.
  • Miles will play Ryan, Cannon's friend, a fun guy who goes all in for his friends; whether it's throwing a barbecue for them or starting a bar fight on their behalf.
  • Tarver will play Cydney, Ryan's wife, a practical yet tenacious woman who speaks her mind on saving the environment, and if there's any time left, will squeeze in her views on human rights issues as well.
  • Gretchen Mol will play the female lead opposite Jon Bernthal in the drama pilot written by David Hollander. She previously starred for five seasons in HBO's Boardwalk Empire. She has also recurred on Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle, Netflix's Seven Seconds, Paramount's Yellowstone and HBO's Perry Mason.
  • Set 18 years after he's been arrested for murder and struggling to find his footing in the Los Angeles sex industry, Julian Kaye (Bernthal) seeks the truth about the setup that sent him to prison all those years ago while also hoping to reconnect with Michelle (Mol), his one true love.