Michael Landes is set as one of the leads in ABC‘s straight-to-series Members Only (formerly The Club), an upstairs/downstairs drama set at a private country club from CBS TV Studios and ABC Studios. Landes, repped by UTA and attorney Harris Hartman, will play Malcolm, an athletic, charming, recently-widowed pediatrician and father of two who has mixed feelings about the Club. He and Leslie (Betsy Brandt) become fast friends. Coincidentally, Landes appeared in BBC’s recent remake of classic Upstairs Downstairs. He also starred opposite Anne Heche in the NBC comedy series Save Me.
EXCLUSIVE: Michael Landes and Alexandra Breckenridge have joined Anne Heche in the NBC comedy pilot Save Me. The single-camera project from writer John Scott Shepherd, Sony Pictures TV and Neal Moritz’s studio-based Original Films, centers on Beth Harper (Heche) who, after an accident, starts to believe she is channeling God. Landes will play her husband Tom, an manager at an upscale hotel. Breckenridge will play Carly, a laid-off high school student counselor with a master’s in psychology who works as a concierge at Tom’s hotel and serves as his therapist and lover. Breckenridge, repped by the Kohner Agency and KLWGN, is coming off a co-starring role on FX’s American Horror Story. Landes is with CAA and Untitled.
Justin Long, Jess Weixler, Tyler Labine and Californication‘s Addison Timlin head the cast of Lumpy, an indie film just getting underway in Minnesota. Michael Landes, Evan Jones and Shelley Long costar in the directorial debut of Ted Koland, who wrote the script. The film begins with a wedding in Arizona, where the groom (Long) and bride (Weixler) find their nuptials heightened by their life of the party best man, Lumpy (Labine). That’s until he dies at the end of the evening. As the couple cancels their honeymoon and heads back to Minneapolis to arrange a funeral, they slowly learn that Lumpy wasn’t who they thought he was. The film’s being produced by David Abbitt, Jen Roskind and Sharyn Steele. Koland has done extensive work writing and producing TV before taking his feature shot with Lumpy.
Michael Landes is set to co-star on CBS’ untitled Peter Knight comedy pilot, a workplace ensemble about the young-adult employees at a high-powered venture capital firm. Landes will play one of the employees, Andrew, a handsome, cocky and annoyingly smart full-fledged workaholic. Landes, repped by CAA and Untitled, recently completed Lumpy, The Congress and 11:11:11 and did a two-month run in David Mamet’s play House Of Cards at the Almeida theater.
Beth Lacke has been cast as a regular on ABC’s comedy pilot Work It. The multicamera project, from Andrew Reich and Ted Cohen, is about out-of-work car salesmen Lee (Ben Koldyke) and Angel (Amaury Nolasco), who realize that it is a woman’s world and decide that to find work again and succeed, they must dress as women to get jobs as pharmaceutical reps. Lacke, repped by Innovative and Sanders.Armstrong.Caserta, will play Lee’s hardworking wife, a nurse.
Gregg Binkley has been added to the cast of Fox’s comedy series Raising Hope as a regular for Season 2. Binkley has recurred on the show this season as supermarket manager Barney, appearing in 13 episodes. Binkley, repped by David Shapira & Associates and Schachter Entertainment, previously recurred on Raising Hope creator Greg Garcia’s comedy series My Name Is Earl.