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Three Cable Pilots Not Going Forward

By | Thursday October 10, 2013 @ 11:34pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It’s the end of the road for three pilots: A&E drama Occult and Comedy Central comedies Schlub Life and Bad Advice From My Brother. A&E actually passed on Occult three weeks ago, but producing studio ABC Studios kept it alive by shopping it around and engaged with conversations with potential buyers. Unfortunately they didn’t pan out and the project is now officially dead. Occult, produced by Michael Bay and written by James Wong, centered on an FBI agent (Josh Lucas) partnering with an agent specializing in the occult (Lynn Collins). Greg Hess’ Schlub Life was about two irresponsible best friends. Bad Advice From My Brother was written by Jordan Pope Roush based on his blog of the same name.

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Daniel Henney & Brennan Brown In ‘Occult’, Ernie Hudson To Recur On ‘Lost Angels’

By | Wednesday June 5, 2013 @ 2:07pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

Daniel Henney and Brennan Brown are set to co-star opposite Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins in A&E‘s drama pilot Occult, produced by Michael Bay and written by James Wong. Occult centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Henney, repped by CAA and Medavoy Management, will play Thompson, the Special Agent in Charge, investigating the abduction of the Governor’s daughter, who has recruited Dolan. Brown, repped by BRS, Curtis Brown and Soffer/Namoff), will play Monroe, Assistant Director of the FBI field office in New Orleans.

Ernie Hudson is in negotiations to join the cast of Frank Darabont’s upcoming TNT series Lost Angels as a recurring. On the period drama, which chronicles the battle between the forces of the LAPD and the West Coast mob during the 1940s and 50s, Hudson will play Bunny, a mobster who has control of the clubs and joints along Central Avenue, who also happens to work for Bugsy Siegel. Hudson, repped by The Marshak/Zachary Co. and Buchwald, recently co-starred in ABC’s pilot Reckless and will appear in the feature You’re Not You.

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Agnes Bruckner To Co-Star In A&E Pilot ‘Occult’

By | Friday May 31, 2013 @ 3:44pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Agnes Bruckner, who plays Anna Nicole Smith in Lifetime’s upcoming biopic of the former Playboy model, has been cast in another A+E Networks project. Bruckner is set to co-star opposite Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins in A&E‘s drama pilot Occult, produced by Transformers helmer Michael Bay and written by veteran genre writer and The X-Files alum James Wong. Occult, which draws parallels to X-Files and Fringe, centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance.

Related: Josh Lucas & Lynn Collins To Topline A&E Pilot ‘Occult’ Read More »

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Josh Lucas & Lynn Collins To Topline A&E Pilot ‘Occult’, Lifting Cast-Contingency

By | Monday March 11, 2013 @ 12:00pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

After a lengthy casting process, Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins have been set as the leads of A&E‘s drama pilot Occult, produced by Transformers helmer Michael Bay and written by veteran genre writer, The X-Files alum James Wong. With Lucas and Collins on board, the project, originally picked up in September as cast-contingent, is going into production. Occult, which draws parallels to X-Files and Fringe, centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with Noa Blair (Collins), an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force. Wong executive produces with Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The pilot was laid off at ABC Studios, marking the studio’s first collaboration with A&E. Read More »

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