Nellie Andreeva

The CW dramedy pilot Danni Lowinski has cast its last 2 regulars, George Dzundza (Grey’s Anatomy) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Nevermind Nirvana). Meanwhile, Diego Klattenhoff (Men in Trees) has joined Showtime’s drama pilot Homeland. Danni Lowinski is named after the series’ central character: a scrappy hairdresser (Amanda Walsh) who graduates from law school but is brushed off by law firms and sets up her own practice in a shopping mall kiosk. Gersh-repped Dzundza will play Dani’s well-meaning father, a widower who has become a full-blown alcoholic since losing his construction job. Ambudkar, repped by Gersh and Lou Viola Management, will play a hard-working and straightforward guy, working at JB Computers during the day and on his novel at night.

Homeland centers on U.S. Marine Sergeant Scott Brody (Damian Lewis), a POW who miraculously returns home after nearly a decade of captivity in Iraq, and Carrie Anderson (Claire Danes), a driven CIA officer who suspects he might be plotting an attack on America. Klattenhoff will play a Marine colonel and Brody’s best friend who has become close with his wife Jessica (Laura Fraser) over the years that he has been MIA. The cast of the pilot, which is about to start production, also includes Mandy Patinkin.

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