Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Development News - Ellie Taylor and Kaden Kearney Join 'Belated'; ABC Gives Cast-Contingent Pilot Order to Drama 'Will Trent'

Development News - February 1, 2022

ABC's Will Trent and FX's Belated

  • Ellie Taylor, Kaden Kearney, Amir Bageria and EaeMya ThynGi have joined the cast of the comedy pilot starring Kal Penn. Taylor was one of five UK comedians to be featured in Netflix's Comedians of the World. Kearney is currently touring as Emma in the first national tour of the musical The Prom. Bageria starred in Netflix's one-season drama Grand Army. ThynGi has guest starred on Freeform's Motherland: Fort Salem.
  • The comedy follows an unexpected intergenerational friendship between Sachin (Penn), a recently out man in his 40s, and Clay (Kearney), a 17-year-old trans teen, as Sachin and his ex-wife (Taylor) and children (Bageria and ThynGi) attempt to find their new normal.
  • WILL TRENT (Drama) - Cast-contingent pilot order. Based on the book series by Karin Slaughter. Written by Liz Heldens (The Big Leap) and Dan Thomsen (Batwoman). Executive produced by Heldens, Thomsen and Slaughter. Produced by 20th Television. Logline: Special Agent Will Trent of the Georgia Bureau of Investigations (GBI) was abandoned at birth and endured a harsh coming-of-age in Atlanta's overwhelmed foster care system. But now, determined to use his unique point of view to make sure no one feels as abandoned as he was, Will Trent has the highest clearance rate in the GBI.