Monday, March 1, 2021

Development News - Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut and Blu Hunt Board ABC Drama Pilot 'National Parks'; Plus 2 More Updates!

Development News - March 1, 2021

ABC's National Parks; and CBS' Untitled Sarah Cooper & Untitled Mark Gross.

  • Ashlei Sharpe Chestnut and Blu Hunt have been cast as series regulars on the drama pilot starring Billy Campbell and Angel Parker. Chestnut recurs on Freeform's upcoming drama Cruel Summer, which premieres in April. Hunt currently stars in Netflix's Another Life, which returns for its second season later this year.
  • Chestnut will play Penny Stanton, a rookie ISB Special Agent eager to take on any challenge and prove herself capable both in physical prowess and with her ability to solve problems by making human connections with others.
  • Hunt will play Nore Yazzie, a fun-loving National Park Service Park Ranger who assists the ISB with their cases inside Yosemite National Park.
  • UNTITLED SARAH COOPER PROJECT (Comedy, Single Camera) - Based on the novel How to Be Successful Without Hurting Men's Feelings by TikTok star Sarah Cooper. Written by Cooper and Cindy Chupack. Executive produced by Cooper, Chupack, Nina Tassler and Denise Di Novi. Produced by CBS Studios and PatMa Productions. Logline: Three women at different stages in their careers at a male-dominated company help each other navigate modern gender politics in their professional and personal lives.
  • UNTITLED MARK GROSS PROJECT (Comedy, Multi-Camera) - Based on the life of professional bowler Tom Smallwood. Written by Mark Gross. Executive produced by Gross, Smallwood, David Hollander and Brian D'Arcy James. Produced by CBS Studios. Logline: After being laid off from the assembly line at the GM factory, a seemingly ordinary man makes the extraordinary decision to provide for his family by following his dream of becoming a professional bowler.