Noah Emmerich is set to star in Stephen Gaghan’s pilot for NBC S.I.L.A., a complex ensemble drama in the style of Traffic and Syriana set in the world of crime, law enforcement and politics in sprawling modern-day Los Angeles. Also cast in the pilot, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment, is Emma Dumont. Working in Mayor Virgilio Zaragoza’s Special Investigations Unit, detective Terry Mullins (Emmerich) has returned to Los Angeles to re-connect with his 15-year-old daughter Jennifer (Dumont) and try to get along with his ex-wife and Jennifer’s mother, high-powered attorney Mary McCarthy (Madchen Amick). Emmerich, repped by Gersh and Brillstein Entertainment, recently did arcs on USA’s White Collar and AMC’s The Walking Dead. He will next be seen in J.J. Abrams’ Super 8.
Amanda Loncar and Sean Maguire have landed lead roles in NBC’s comedy pilot Lovelives. The multi-camera comedy, from 20th TV and Chernin Entertainment, revolves around married couple Tim (Ryan Hansen) and Holly (Loncar) who, along with Tim’s siblings Blake (Maguire) — who works on Wall Street and believes that monogamy is impossible — and Maddie, and Blake’s ex-wife Kate, navigate the twists and turns of love in New York City.
Christa B. Allen has joined the cast of ABC’s drama pilot Revenge, a contemporary re-imagining of The Count of Monte Cristo from a female perspective that centers on Emily Thorn (Emily VanCamp), a mysterious woman who comes to the Hamptons to exact revenge on the people who destroyed her family. Allen, repped by Pantheon and Holly Williams, will play the teen daughter of the family Emily is after.
Bree Turner has been added to ABC’s drama pilot Identity, an action procedural based on a British format that centers on an elite police unit formed to combat the explosion of identity-related crime. Turner, managed by Brillstein Entertainment, will play the computer wizard at the FBI’s Identity Crimes Division.
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