Thursday, March 24, 2022

Development News - Kevin Rankin and Elizabeth Rodriguez to Co-Star on 'East New York'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - March 24, 2022

ABC's The Son in Law and CBS' East New York

  • Kevin Rankin and Elizabeth Rodriguez will co-star on the drama pilot starring Amanda Warren and Jimmy Smits. Rankin previously starred for four seasons in TNT's Claws. Rodriguez starred for four seasons in Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
  • Rankin will play Tommy Killian, a charming and confident detective but his thoughts on gender relations are in need of updating.
  • Rodriguez will play Crystal Morales, an intuitive detective who is not easily intimidated. She closely guards her private life, making her an object of endless speculation.
  • Reema Sampat will play the female lead opposite Chris Sullivan in the comedy pilot written by Ajay Sahgal. She previously recurred on Netflix's Orange Is the New Black.
  • She will play Asha Mehta, an optimistic, practical and unpretentious architect who happens to hail from a wealthy and prominent family. She's divorced from her first husband, who tried to take her into that exalted world - but she's much more comfortable with her current boyfriend Jake (Sullivan), a plumber with whom she shares a nice but modest house in Queens. When Jake proposes to her, she's happy to accept. Now, if only Asha's parents will accept Jake as their son-in-law.