Monday, March 22, 2021

Development News - Y'lan Noel to Star in 'The Spook Who Sat by the Door'; Jane Lynch Joins 'Bucktown'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - March 22, 2021

ABC's Bucktown & Epic; and FX's The Spook Who Sat by the Door.

  • Eleanor Fanyinka has been cast as a series regular on the drama pilot written by Brigitte Hales. She previously starred for three years in the long-running British medical drama Holby City.
  • She will play The Seer, a mysterious and playful figure who can lead you down the path of true love.
  • Jane Lynch has joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Shannon Woodward. She is a five-time Emmy Award winner as an actor and host - winning for FOX's Glee, Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, NBC's Hollywood Game Night and the web series Dropping the Soap. She currently hosts NBC's Weakest Link, which has been renewed for a second season.
  • She will play Helen, Amy's (Woodward) mother, who's rough around the edges and salty as hell but the most loyal woman you'll ever meet.
  • Y'lan Noel will play the lead role in the drama pilot written by Leigh Dana Jackson. He previously starred for two seasons in HBO's Insecure. He also starred in the 2018 feature film The First Purge.
  • He will play Dan Freeman, who has just been hired as the only Black operative in the CIA. He is a patriot, a Vietnam vet and secretly, a Black Revolutionary.