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Pilots ‘Boomerang’, ‘The Selection’ & ‘Company Town’ Add Actors

By | Thursday March 14, 2013 @ 7:20pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Rosa Salazar (Parenthood) has been cast in Fox‘s drama pilot Boomerang, from John Wells Prods. and Warner Bros TV. It is about the Hamiltons — parents (Anthony LaPaglia and Felicity Huffman) and grownup sons (Michael Stahl-David and Patrick Heusinger) — who serve as assassins for the federal government. Salazar, repped by Seven Summits and TalentWorks, plays Olive, the ex-girlfriend who Sam (Stahl-David) has never forgotten. The casting stems from the talent deal Fox signed with Salazar following her co-starring role on the network’s comedy pilot Little Brother last year. She recently guest starred on Fox’s Ben & Kate.

Brit Ben Aldridge, repped by Anonymous and Hamilton/Hodell, rounds out the regular cast of the CW/WBTV pilot The Selection. He plays Prince Rafe, the younger brother of Prince Maxon (Michael Malarkey) who loves his country and takes his leadership role seriously — but he does have a secret.

Evie Thompson has joined the cast of the CW pilot Company Town, about the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base. It centers on Krista (Gage Golightly) and Page (Stella Maeve) that touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel. Thompson, repped by Coast To Coast and Wishlab, will Page’s enthusiastic, yet emotionally scarred teen sister. She will next be seen in The Call and … Read More »

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Stella Maeve To Star In CW Pilot ‘Company Town’, Heather Lind Is Female Lead In ‘Turn’

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 5:50pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Golden Boy co-star Stella Maeve has been cast as the lead opposite Gage Golightly in the CW pilot Company Town. Written by Sera Gamble and directed by Taylor Hackford, the CBS TV Studios project chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base that touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel. It centers around two early twentysomething women — Krista (Golightly) and Page (Maeve) — who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the Townie/Military divide. For Maeve, the casting is in second position to Golden Boy, which airs on CW sibling CBS. In addition to her supporting role on the CBS drama, produced by Warner Bros, Maeve, repped by Abrams Artist, Principato Young and attorney Lev Ginsburg, did an arc on Grey’s Anatomy. Read More »

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CW’s ‘Reign’ Finds Its Male Lead, ‘Company Town’ Adds Co-Stars

By | Tuesday February 26, 2013 @ 6:00pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

British actor Toby Regbo has been cast as the male lead opposite Adelaide Kane in the CW pilot Reign. Additionally, he has landed the lead in the indie Burden. Reign, from CBS TV Studios, chronicles the rise to power of Mary Queen of Scots (Kane) when she arrives in France as a 15-year-old, betrothed to Prince Francis (Regbo), and with her three best friends as ladies-in-waiting. It details the secret history of survival at French Court amidst fierce foes, dark forces, and a world of sexual intrigue. Prince Francis is thoughtful and very nervous about inheriting his throne. He doesn’t know if an arranged marriage is what is best for him, and is having an affair. Brad Silberling is directing the pilot from a script by Stephanie Sengupta and Laurie McCarthy. Based on the novel by Tony Walters, Burden  follows young Peedie Burden (Regbo) who’s full of guilt after surviving a car crash that takes his cousin’s life. French director Christian Carion (Joyeux Noel) is directing for Echo Lake. Regbo is with WME, UK’s BWH Agency, Schachter Entertainment and Karl Austen.

Merle Dandridge (Sons Of Anarchy), Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) and Dondre Whitfield (The Event) have joined CW pilot Company Town. Written by Sera Gamble and directed by Taylor Hackford, it chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval Read More »

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‘The Selection’ & Taylor Hackford Military Drama Get CW Pilot Orders

By | Wednesday January 23, 2013 @ 10:44am PST
Nellie Andreeva

The CW today got on the pilot board with its first orders, a Selection redo and Taylor Hackford’s Company Town. They join The Originals, the planted Vampire Diaries spinoff, which will air as an episode of the hit drama in April.

The CW brass has been high on the concept for the Hunger Games-esque The Selection since the project was pitched in 2011. The network first ordered a pilot for the adaptation of the book by Kiera Cass last year. The project, written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain, didn’t make the cut to series, but the network kept it in redevelopment, ordering a new script from Craft and Fain. CW president Mark Pedowitz recently said that the network is quite happy with the duo’s new treatment, which is now getting a pilot green light.  Set 300 years in the future, The Selection is described as an epic romance centering on a working class young woman chosen by lottery to participate in a competition with 25 other women for the Royal Prince’s hand to become the nation’s next queen. Balancing her loyalty to family, true love, and kingdom, she must attempt to remain true to herself as she navigates the cutthroat competition and palace intrigue, all while a budding rebellion threatens to topple the crown.  Warner Bros. TV is producing.Read More »

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