Mariana Klaveno (Devious Maids, True Blood) has been cast in CBS’ untitled Kevin Williamson drama pilot. Written by Williamson and directed by Liz Friedlander, the psychological thriller revolves around two detectives, Beth and Jack (McDermott), who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. Klaveno, repped by APA, Shelter Entertainment, and Lev Ginsburg, plays Janice, one of the unit’s detectives who often is underestimated because of her somewhat flashy appearance.
Related: 2014 CBS Pilots
Lost alum Neil Hopkins has been cast in Matador, the upcoming action drama series for Robert Rodriguez‘s El Rey Network, created by Bob Orci and Alex Kurtzman. It chronicles the unlikely rise of Antonio “Matador” Bravo (Gabriel Luna), a popular soccer star who in reality is a covert operative for a little known branch of the CIA. Hopkins, repped by SDB Partners and the Cornell Group, will play Noah, female lead Annie’s (Nicky Whelan) brilliant but awkward partner.
Related: 2014 ABC Pilots
Homeland alum David Harewood is taking a comedic turn with a supporting role in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot Selfie, written by Emily Kapnek and directed by Julie Anne Robinson. It centers on Eliza Dooley (Karen Gillan), a self-obsessed, twentysomething who is more concerned with “likes” than being liked. Harewood will play the off/crazy president of the company Eliza works for.
TV Editor Nellie Andreeva - tip her here.