It’s been a big week for Lone Star‘s leading trio. Adrianne Palicki on Wednesday was cast as the new Wonder Woman in David E. Kelley’s pilot for NBC. Now the short-lived Fox drama’s star, James Wolk, and other female lead, Eloise Mumford, have also been tapped for high-profile pilot gigs.
Wolk is set to headline Georgetown, a drama written by Will Fetters and described as a sexy soap centered around the young people behind the power brokers of Washington, DC. It centers on Andrew Pierce (Wolk), an effortlessly charming and brilliant Yale graduate and the youngest presidential speech writer on record who was once idealistic but is now cynical as he sees how compromise has eroded the administration’s promise. Georgetown hails from Warner Bros. TV and Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s Fake Empire.
One of Wolk’s Lone Star leading ladies, Eloise Mumford (on right in the photo), has become the first actor cast in another ABC drama, the horror-thriller The River. The project, from DreamWorks TV and ABC Studios, centers on small group that goes deep into the Amazon in search for a missing TV explorer. Mumford will play a fearless helicopter pilot attached to the expedition whose father, the explorer’s cameraman, is also missing.
In other pilot castings, Lauren Lapkus and Natalie Morales (White Collar) have joined NBC’s Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea, a multicamera comedy inspired by Chelsea Handler’s autobiographical book of the same name about her life in her 20s.