Thursday, March 17, 2022

Development News - Alice Eve Set as Lead in CBS' 'Early Edition,' Jay Ali, Charles Michael Davis and Fiona Rene Also Cast

Development News - March 17, 2022

CBS' Early Edition.

  • Alice Eve will play the lead role in the drama pilot written by Melissa Glenn. Jay Ali, Charles Michael Davis and Fiona Rene have also been cast today. Eve previously starred in the second season of Netflix's Iron Fist and in the Epix limited series Belgravia. Ali starred in the third season of Netflix's Daredevil and recurred on CBS' Magnum P.I. Davis starred for five seasons in The CW's The Originals, two seasons in TV Land's Younger and two seasons in CBS' NCIS: New Orleans. Rene starred in Amazon's one-season drama I Know What You Did Last Summer.
  • Eve will play Beth, the executive producer of KSEA, a local Seattle TV news station. A journalist/investigative reporter since she was a kid, she is very focused on getting the story no matter what - which sometimes puts her at odds with her beloved mentor, Tommy, who believes that the most important thing about a story is the people and its human toll.
  • Ali will play Anthony, Beth's news director and good friend. He strives to find balance, a nearly impossible task amidst the chaos of a newsroom, but he knows his version of an ideal life would be something that includes Beth. He cares very deeply for her, so much so that he hires his Army contact - Derick - to protect Beth during this tumultuous time.
  • Davis will play Derick, a former cop who served in Afghanistan without incident, but on his return home he was injured on the job and forced to retire. He's a man of action but has been forced to the sidelines. He now joins Beth as a temporary "bodyguard" while she navigates the aftermath of previous events, and with that, he is unknowingly thrown into the mystery of the newspaper.
  • Rene will play Trina, a close friend of Beth's and one of the reporters at her local news station. She survived a troubled childhood, but she came out stronger, full of heart and charm. She brings her quirky beliefs to the newspaper trio, balancing out the skepticism of Derick and the hard and fast pace of Beth.