Sean Bean is set to co-star opposite Ashley Judd in ABC’s action series Missing. It centers on Becca Winstone (Judd), a devoted single mom who, after her 18-year-old son disappears in Italy, takes it upon herself to travel to Europe and track him down. It soon becomes clear that Winstone is a former CIA agent who will stop at nothing to bring her son home alive. Bean will play the regular character of Becca’s husband Paul, who was blown up in front of his son but will appear throughout the series in flashbacks. Bean segues to Missing, which will begin filming soon in Prague, from HBO’s Game of Thrones. He starred on the first season of the fantasy series, playing Eddard Stark.
James Pumphrey (Players) has been added to the cast of NBC’s untitled Emily Spivey comedy pilot, an irreverent look at parenthood through the POV of Reagan (Christina Applegate), an acerbic working mother, along with her stay-at-home husband and opinionated parents. Pumphrey will play Reagan’s assistant, who regales her with stories of his horrible dating life. Pumphrey, repped by CAA and Principato-Young, will next star in the indie The High Road.
Collette Wolfe (Cougar Town) has landed the female lead lead in the NBC comedy pilot Lovelives in a recasting, replacing Amanda Loncar. The multi-camera comedy revolves around married couple Tim (Ryan Hansen) and Holly (Wolfe) who, along with Tim’s siblings Blake (Sean Maguire) and Maddie (Stella Maeve), and Blake’s sarcastic ex-wife Kate (Smith Cho), navigate the twists and turns of love in New York City.
Kaitlyn Dever (Justified), Molly Ephraim and Alexandra Krosney have joined ABC’s untitled Tim Allen/Jack Burditt comedy pilot, playing the smart, energetic youngest daughter of Allen and Nancy Travis. Krosney will play the older daughter, Ephraim – the middle daughter. Dever, repped by Osbrink and Matt Sherman Management, can next be seen in HBO’s Cinema Verite.
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