The last few weeks were packed with pilot pick-ups, which means the next few will feature all kinds of casting announcements as shows move one step closer to series. But the networks aren’t done yet.
Like his one-time executive producer Damon Lindelof, Lost star Josh Holloway is looking to make a return to television. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holloway has signed on to star as former Navy SEAL and intelligence officer Gabriel Black in the CBS pilot called Intelligence. The series, written by Michael Seitzman (North Country) and David Semel (No Ordinary Family), will focus on a group called Cyber Command, which is built around an operative with a chip implanted in his brain that allows him to “access the entire electromagnetic spectrum.” Semel will also direct the pilot.
In other leading man news, THR reports Andre Braugher (Last Resort) will be heading up the squad on Fox’s Andy Samberg-starring cop comedy. The show revolves around a New York precinct of diverse cops with Braugher playing Captain Holt who just made his way up through the ranks and doesn’t want to lose his new spot thanks to Samberg’s nonsense. Chelsea Peretti (Parks and Recreation), Melissa Fumero (One Life to Live), Terry Crews (The Expendables) and Stephanie Beatriz (You’re Not You) will also star in the pilot.
Lastly, Zombieland has found its Witchita, THR reports! Maiara Walsh of Switched at Birth fame has signed on to fill the role originally played by Emma Stone on the big screen. She’s joining previously cast Tyler Ross and Izabela Vidovic as Columbus and Little Rock respectively which leaves Woody Harrelson’s Tallahassee the only major role yet to be cast. Sony Pictures Television is producing the series for Amazon to air.