Thursday, April 15, 2021

Development News - Anika Noni Rose Joins 'Let the Right One In'; Will Sasso and Tim Chiou to Co-Star on 'OK Boomer'

Development News - April 15, 2021

HBO Max's OK Boomer and Showtime's Let the Right One In.

  • Will Sasso, Tim Chiou, Zoe Manarel and Carter Chee will co-star on the comedy pilot starring Erinn Hayes and Patti LuPone. Sasso is currently recurring on CBS' Mom. Chiou has recurred on HBO's Silicon Valley, The CW's iZombie and CBS' SEAL Team. Manarel has guest starred on Amazon's The Dangerous Book for Boys and NBC's New Amsterdam. Chee is a young newcomer.
  • Sasso will play Nick, Sarah's (Hayes) older brother, recently divorced and now living in Sarah's guest house as he puts his life back together. Unlike Sarah, he's thrilled by their mother's (LuPone) return and looks to finally earn her approval.
  • Chiou will play Trevor, Sarah's even-tempered husband who runs his own construction company. He tries to take the eccentricities of his household in stride and ease Sarah's anxieties when her mother comes back into the fold.
  • Manarel will play Campbell, Sarah's oldest child, a socially conscious high school freshman who fights for progressive causes, but is not immune to self-doubt and teen angst in her personal life.
  • Chee will play Jacob, Sarah's youngest child, a bright, sensitive but anxiety-ridden boy who lets fear dictate his life.
  • Anika Noni Rose has been cast as a series regular on the drama pilot starring Demián Bichir. She won a Tony Award in 2014 for her performance in the musical Caroline, or Change. She previously starred for two seasons in BET's The Quad. She has also recurred on CBS' The Good Wife, Starz's Power and Amazon's Them.
  • She will play Naomi. Brilliant but cynical, she balances life as a single mother with her career as a homicide detective. She'd do anything for her son, Isaiah. When he befriends the girl who's just moved in next door, Naomi's thrilled - until she starts to suspect something's off with their new neighbors.