Wednesday, March 23, 2022

Development News - Jimmy Smits Joins 'East New York'; Misha Collins to Co-Star on 'Gotham Knights'; Plus 2 More Update!

Development News - March 23, 2022

CBS' East New York & Untitled Scott Prendergast; The CW's Gotham Knights; and NBC's Unbroken.

  • Misha Collins will co-star on the drama pilot starring Oscar Morgan and Olivia Rose Keegan. He previously starred for nine seasons in The CW's Supernatural.
  • He will play Harvey Dent, Gotham's charismatic, hard-charging and dashing with swagger District Attorney. With a rigid sense of right and wrong, his idealism and single-minded quest for justice will ironically and tragically transform him into one of Gotham's most feared villains: Two-Face.
  • Jimmy Smits has joined the cast of the drama pilot starring Amanda Warren. He previously starred for five seasons in NBC's L.A. Law, five seasons in ABC's NYPD Blue, two seasons in NBC's The West Wing and two seasons in FX's Sons of Anarchy. He recently starred in the 2021 film In the Heights.
  • He will play John Suarez, a three-star Chief whose experience, commanding presence and strong moral center helps oversee the melding of communities and the precincts that serve them.
  • Cress Williams and Shian Tomlinson have been cast as series regulars on the drama pilot starring Scott Bakula. Williams previously starred for four seasons in The CW's Hart of Dixie and four seasons in The CW's Black Lightning. Tomlinson guest starred on NBC's New Amsterdam.
  • Williams will play Will Stanton, a retired bull-riding champion and manager of the Holleren ranch. A warm and unflappable man, he is Cole's (Delon de Metz) best friend and uncle to his two adult children.
  • Tomlinson will play Ngozi Stanton, Will's daughter, a fiercely competitive girl with a dazzling smile who's determined to become a rodeo champion like her father.
  • Marcia Gay Harden will replace Geena Davis as the female lead in the drama pilot starring Skylar Astin. Davis has left the project following the table read and first day of production. Harden won an Academy Award in 2001 for the film Pollock and a Tony Award in 2019 for the play God of Carnage. She also starred for three seasons in CBS' Code Black and recurs in AppleTV+'s The Morning Show.
  • She will play Joan, a razor-sharp attorney and a self-made success who put herself through law school to support her three kids when her first husband died. Very controlling and always aware of appearances, she must rely on Todd, her least reliable child, when her second marriage mysteriously unravels. And while she can't condone Todd's less than legal tactics, she's impressed by his ability to sleuth out information.