Former Reaper co-star Tyler Labine has signed on as the lead of another supernatural comedic series, Hulu‘s 10-episode original comedy Deadbeat. The project, produced by Lionsgate TV, centers on Kevin Pacalioglu (Labine), an unfiltered-yet-endearing, perennial underdog who constantly struggles with his weight and scrapes by as a medium-for-hire, using his only skill– the ability to communicate with ghosts. He helps New York’s ghosts settle their unfinished business. Written and executive produced by Brett Konner and Cody Heller (Wilfred), directed and executive produced by Troy Miller (Arrested Development) and also executive produced by Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner of Brad Pitt’s Plan B, Deadbeat has begun production in New York. Labine is with CAA, PYE, The Characters and attorney Jamie Mandelbaum.
CSI: NY alum AJ Buckley has been tapped for a major recurring role on the upcoming fifth season of FX/Sony TV’s drama series Justified whose storyline will revolve around crime lord Dale Crowe (Michael Rapaport) and his family. Buckley will play Dale’s younger brother Danny, the romantic sociopath of the Crowe family who is a damn good man with a knife. Alicia Witt plays their sister Wendy. Buckley, repped by Thruline and Jackoway Tyerman, will next be seen in the indie North Of Hell which he also produced.
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