Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Development News - Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels and Mallory Jansen Board FOX Drama Pilot 'The Big Leap'

Development News - December 2, 2020

FOX's The Big Leap.

  • Piper Perabo, Kevin Daniels and Mallory Jansen have been cast as series regulars on the drama pilot starring Teri Polo and Scott Foley. Perabo and Daniels replace Laura Benanti and Matt Lucas, respectively, who had to exit due to scheduling conflicts when the production timeline shifted.
  • Perabo (Covert Affairs, Turn Up Charlie) will play Paula Dirks, a dancer and white-collar former VP at one of the major car companies who decides that The Big Leap is a chance to just be vulnerable, let go of her fears and explore her artistic side.
  • Daniels (Modern Family, Atypical) will play Wayne Sleep, a gay, joyful fellow who is one of the co-hosts of The Big Leap. A former dancer, he is entertaining, enthusiastic and encouraging.
  • Jansen (Galavant, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) will play Monica Sullivan, a former ballerina with an acid tongue who has come on to co-host and choreograph The Big Leap. She is intimidating, ruthless and convinced that this show is going to be an absolute disaster.