Lenny Jacobson (Nurse Jackie) and Jon Bass have been cast in the Ben Stiller-produced Comedy Central pilot Big Time In Hollywood, FL. Written/executive produced by comedy duo Alex Anfanger and Dan Schimpf, Big Time follows two delusional brothers — Jack (Anfanger) and Ben (Jacobson) — who are self-proclaimed filmmakers, as they are kicked out of their parents’ (Kathy Baker, Stephen Tobolowsky) house and end up on an epic cinematic journey. Bass will play Del, the brothers’ child-like friend. Jacobson, repped by AEF and Pallas Management Group, also recently booked the A+E Networks comedy pilot Whitey and can be seen in the biopic Jobs. Bass, repped by Gersh and Authentic, is coming off his Broadway debut in The Book Of Mormon. He also guest stars in an upcoming episode of HBO’s Girls.
J.D. Williams (The Wire) and Tehmina Sunny will recur on the second season of Fox’s dark drama The Following. Williams will play Carlos, a follower of Joe Carroll’s (James Purefoy) who resurfaces in New York City. Sunny will play Melissa, a new friend in Ryan Hardy’s (Kevin Bacon) life.
Alexandra Metz (Chicago Fire) has booked an arc on the CW’s Vampire Diaries spinoff series The Originals. She plays Katie, a beautiful and mysterious witch with a hidden agenda that will have shocking ramifications for the supernatural community of New Orleans. Repped by Don Buchwald & Associates.
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