Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Development News - Catherine Haena Kim to Play Female Lead in ABC's 'The Company You Keep'; Plus 1 More Update!

Development News - April 27, 2022

ABC's The Company You Keep and Hulu's History of a Pleasure Seeker.

  • Olumide Olorunfemi and Bebe Bettencourt will co-star on the drama pilot starring Carla Woodcock and Callum Kerr. Olorunfemi appeared in the 2021 feature film Venom: Let There Be Carnage. Bettencourt starred in the Australian drama Eden.
  • Olorunfemi will play Sisanda, a Xhosa woman raised in South Africa's Eastern Cape, who is used to being the most admired young lady in her village. She did not imagine she'd spend her life cleaning other people's floors.
  • Bettencourt will play Louisa, who has her father's entrepreneurial instincts, and is exasperated by the constraints of her social position. A keen observer of human frailty, she's the strategist who maintains her sister's social dominance of their gilded world.
  • Catherine Haena Kim will play the female lead in the drama pilot starring Milo Ventimiglia. She previously recurred on HBO's Ballers, CBS' FBI and Freeform's Good Trouble.
  • She will play Emma, the self-deprecating black sheep of an Asian American political dynasty. She's never been afraid to carve her own path despite the objections of her impressive family. Sparks fly when she meets Charlie (Ventimiglia) by chance in a bar, and the two wind up falling in love. But with Emma unaware that Charlie is a lifelong grifter, while he is unaware that she's a CIA officer on the tail of the very mobster who's blackmailing his family, they're on a collision course that could not only ruin their relationship but the lives of their two polar-opposite families.