Pilot Scoops: Mindy Project's Amanda Setton Is Crazy, Patrick Fugit Gets Reckless and More
From David E. Kelley, the project stars Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar as a pair of father/daughter owners of an ad agency. Setton — whose other credits include One Life to Live and Gossip Girl — plays a copy editor at the company.
In other pilot casting news…
• Patrick Fugit — best known for his starring role in Almost Famous – has nabbed the lead in the ABC drama Reckless. He’ll play David, a resourceful problem solver doing all he can to free his wife, who has been unjustly imprisoned overseas during a political uprising. When stymied by an overly diplomatic U.S. government, he’s forced to consider questionable tactics to secure her release.
• CBS’ comedy pilot Super Clyde has cast Justine Lupe (Harry’s Law) as Rupert Grint’s older sister, Faith. The prospective series, from Raising Hope EP Greg Garcia, follows a fast food worker (Grint) who decides to become a super hero.
• Erik Jensen (CSI) will co-star opposite Jason Lee in CBS’ Second Sight, a drama project centering on a New Orleans detective concealing an ocular disorder that causes him to have horrifying anxiety dreams and hallucinations.
• ABC’s untitled John Leguizamo comedy has added Luke Ganalon (Don’t Trust the B—- In Apartment 23) to its cast. The potential series is based on the actor-comedian’s life as a husband, father and fish out of water on the Upper West Side of New York.
Which castings have your interest piqued?