Exclusive: Franklin & Bash, True Blood and AMC Stars Join USA Pilot From Numb3rs Creators
Franklin & Bash‘s Kumail Nanjiani, All My Children‘s Jordi Vilasuso, Episodes‘ John Pankow and True Blood alum Aisha Hinds have landed guest roles in USA Network’s untitled hour-long pilot from Numbers creators Nicolas Falacci and Cheryl Heuton, TVLine has learned exclusively.
The project, based on a short story from Elmore Leonard‘s anthology When The Women Come Out To Dance, centers on Miami businessman Billy (How to Make It In America‘s Bryan Greenberg) who, contemplating a run for political office, tries to increase his chances of being elected by marrying a Colombian woman named Lourdes (newcomer Stephanie Sigman). What starts as a marriage of convenience quickly escalates into much more as his new wife proves to be more resourceful at “fixing” any problem the corrupt South Miami political scene throws at her hubby.
Nanjiani will play Alfred Dalton, an Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent and K-1 Visa Specialist confronted with the job of investigating Billy and Lourdes’ marriage.
Vilasuso has been cast as Mario Morales, Miami’s youngest District Attorney ever who’s married to Billy’s ex-fiance Margaret (Pretty Little Liars‘ Amanda Schull), who dumped Billy after her father was indicted.
Pankow, meanwhile, plays Herman Mackey, an old-school Miami real-estate developer who thinks rules are for people who can’t afford bribes. He thinks people like Billy work for him and is not afraid to get his hands dirty.
Lastly, Hinds snagged the role of Rosie, the senior employee at Fresh Air Cleaners, Billy’s mother’s house cleaning business which he’s been struggling to run since her death.
Production on the pilot is currently underway in Miami.