Friday, May 21, 2021

Development News - Jeremy Allen White to Star in 'The Bear'; 'The Crossover' Casts Jalyn Hall and Amir O'Neil; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - May 21, 2021

Disney+'s The Crossover; FX's The Bear; and NBC's At That Age.

  • Jalyn Hall and Amir O'Neil will star in the drama pilot written by Kwame Alexander and Damani Johnson. Hall currently stars in The CW's All American, which has already been renewed for a fourth season. O'Neil previously starred for two seasons in NBC's Marlon.
  • The potential series tells the story of 14-year-old basketball phenom brothers, Josh (Hall) and JB Bell (O'Neil). The boys come of age on and off the court as their former pro-baller father adjusts to life after basketball and their mother finally gets to pursue dreams of her own.
  • Jeremy Allen White will play the lead role in the comedy pilot written by Christopher Storer. Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Ayo Edebiri, Lionel Boyce, Abby Elliott and Matty Matheson have also been cast today. White previously starred for eleven seasons in Showtime's Shameless. Moss-Bachrach starred for two seasons in AMC's NOS4A2. Edebiri currently stars in Netflix's Big Mouth, which has been renewed for its fifth and sixth seasons. Boyce co-created Adult Swim's The Jellies. Elliott starred for three seasons in Bravo's Odd Mom Out. Matheson was already set as a consulting producer on the pilot.
  • White will play a young chef who returns to Chicago to run the family restaurant.
  • No details were immediately announced about the characters to be played by Moss-Bachrach, Edebiri, Boyce, Elliott and Matheson.
  • Adrian Holmes, Nicole Ari Parker, Brad James, Jade Eshete and Bailey Bass will co-star on the drama pilot starring Sinqua Walls and Emayatzy Corinealdi. Holmes previously starred in Netflix's one-season drama V-Wars. Parker starred for five seasons in Showtime's Soul Food and two seasons in FOX's Empire. James starred for six seasons in TBS/OWN's For Better or Worse. Eshete starred for two seasons in BBC America's Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency. Bass will appear in the upcoming Avatar film sequels.
  • Holmes will play Ellington Cooper, the oldest of the Cooper children and second in command at Cooper Corporation. He's charming, savvy, confident and has lots of presence and swagger.
  • Parker will play Samantha Cooper, Avery's wife. She's smart but has become content to stay at home and reap the benefits of the Cooper wealth and name.
  • James will play Justin Carmichael, Victoria's (Corinealdi) husband. He struggles to get the focus and attention of his alpha wife.
  • Eshete will play Sydney Cooper, Layton's (Walls) estranged wife. She has a likable innocence about her, attracted to wounded souls.
  • Bass will play Kendall Cooper, the strong-willed teenage daughter of a prominent Harlem family.