With all producing deals closed and a cast in place, TNT has given the green light to The Librarians, a 10-episode series follow-up to the network’s hit movie trilogy The Librarian, for a premiere in late 2014. The series will have a female lead played by Rebecca Romijn, returning to TNT where she played one of the leads in King & Maxwell. Noah Wyle, who toplined the movies, is executive producing and reprising his role in a recurring capacity because he is the star of another TNT series, Falling Skies. Romijn leads a cast that includes Christian Kane (TNT’s Leverage), Lindy Booth (Copper) and John Kim (Neighbors) as well as John Larroquette. Joining Wyle from the movies are Bob Newhart and Jane Curtin, who also will reprise their roles, with Matt Frewer (TNT’s Falling Skies) also set to recur. The series, which will be produced by the company behind the movies, Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment, is part of TNT’s continued expansion into the action-adventure genre and will likely run in the network’s popcorn entertainment Sunday slot where Falling Skies airs. “The Librarian movies have been a huge success for TNT, and we jumped at the opportunity to build a series around the incredible world Dean Devlin and his creative partners created,” said TNT’s head of programming Michael Wright.
TNT Greenlights ‘The Librarian’ Offshoot Series Starring Rebecca Romijn; Noah Wyle Closes Deal To EP, Recur As Flynn Carsen
Casting Couch: Sebastian Roché Added To ‘A Walk Among The Tombstones’, Trio Of Actresses Join ‘Larry Gaye’
Sebastian Roché will be joining Liam Neeson in A Walk Among The Tombstones. In the film, the Vampire Diaries regular will play Yuri Landau, a middle class Russian drug dealer whose daughter is kidnapped. He asks hardboiled ex-NYPD cop and unlicensed private detective Matt Scudder, played by Neeson, to help get her back before it is too late. Scott Frank is both directing and adapting the Lawrence Block book. Double Feature Films partners Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher are producing with Danny DeVito and his Jersey Films. Sebastian Roché is repped by APA and Vanguard Management.
Rebecca Romijn, Jessica Lowndes and Jayma Mays have been added to Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant. The trio join Mark Feuerstein, Stanley Tucci, Marcia Gay Harden, Taye Diggs, Henry Winkler and Leslie Coutterand in the film about a womanizing flight attendant who both suddenly discovers he has a teenage son and that he could lose his job. Sam Frielander is directing the indie from a script by Mike Sikowitz. Michael Roiff and Ted Kroeber are producing. Lowndes, who was on the recently cancelled 90210 reboot is repped by CAA, Aperture Entertainment and law firm Sloane, Offer, Weber & Dern. Mays, who plays Emma Pillsbury on Glee, is repped by UTA and Framework. Romijn, who played Mystique in the X-Men franchise and is in the upcoming TNT series King and Maxwell, …
EXCLUSIVE UPDATED: A new duo will be joining TNT‘s primetime. I’ve learned that the network has given a series order to the pilot King And Maxwell starring Rebecca Romijn and Jon Tenney. The series, which is now untitled, hails from from CBS TV Studios and NCIS: LA boss Shane Brennan. Adapted from characters created by bestselling author David Baldacci, it has received a 10-episode order for a summer 2013 launch. In the vein of Moonlighting, the series follows Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn), who aren’t the typical pair of private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skill sets (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. With her striking beauty, athletic prowess and Beltway connections, Maxwell is a formidable investigator, determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the Secret Service. Brennan wrote the script and executive produces with Grant Anderson. Karen Spiegel is producing and Baldacci serves as a consultant. The project was originally developed for CBS last season.
Rebecca Romijn has been tapped as the co-lead opposite Jon Tenney in the TNT pilot King And Maxwell. The project, from CBS TV Studios and NCIS honcho Shane Brennan, is adapted from characters created by bestselling author David Baldacci. In the vein of Moonlighting, it follows Sean King (Tenney) and Michelle Maxwell (Romijn), who aren’t the typical pair of private investigators. Both are former Secret Service agents, and their unique skill sets (not to mention their razor-sharp chemistry) often gives them a leg up on suspects and conventional law enforcement. With her striking beauty, athletic prowess and Beltway connections, Maxwell is a formidable investigator, determined to prove herself after being forced to resign from the Secret Service. Brennan wrote the script and executive produces, with Karen Spiegel and Grant Anderson producing and Baldacci serving as a consultant. Romijn, repped by UTA and 3 Arts, currently co-stars on Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::