A trio of actors have boarded ABC's Stumptown pilot. Michael Ealy, Mark Webber and Camryn Manheim are set to star alongside Cobie Smulders in the pilot for the potential series.
Deadline reports that Ealy will play Miles Hoffman, while Webber will play Grey McConnell and Manheim will portray Lieutenant Roberta Volk. The series, which is being adapted by Jason Richman (Mercy Street, Detroit 1-8-7), centers on Dex Parios (Smulders), a sharp-witted army veteran working as a private investigator in Portland, Oregon.
Ealy, who recently led Secrets & Lies for ABC, is perhaps best known for his work on television shows such as Being Mary Jane and Almost Human. His Stumptown character is described as a detective with the Portland Police Department who is looking for an escaped convict named Samuel Kane -- someone who is bound to pay a visit to Grey McConnell (Webber) any day now.
McConnell, played by Scott Pilgrim's Webber, is Dex's best friend. He's also said to have an "unrequited crush on her," which may be the reason he has hired Dex's brother as his only employee at his "modern-sleek mixology joint."
As for Manheim, who is perhaps best known for her work on Ghost Whisperer and The Practice, she's set to play a character that's tied to Ealy's detective. Per Deadline, Volk is said to be Hoffman’s superior officer on the Portland Police Department. She is also described as "no nonsense" and will eventually cross paths with Dex (Smulders) when she oversees a kidnapping case that Hoffman is looking into.
Stumptown is a creator-owned series that hails from writer Greg Rucka and artist artist Matthew Southworth. The book was first launched in 2009 by Oni-Press as a four-issue limited series and won the Eisner Award for Best Limited Series in 2011 before the publisher brought it back for a second, five-issue limited series in 2012, and later an on-going series in 2014. Rucka is set to serve as a producer on the potential television series, along with Southworth and Justin Greenwood, while James Griffiths (A Million Little Things) will helm the pilot for ABC.