Pilot Scoop: Rumer Willis Joins E! Musical Drama Songbyrd as Sis to Bethany Joy Lenz
Willis will play Mickey Byrd, the smart, introverted younger sibling of Lenz’s Lauren, sources confirm to TVLine.
The potential series is an hour-long scripted E! drama written by ex-Grey’s Anatomy scribe Krista Vernoff and executive-produced by Smash duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. It centers on Lauren, a genius songwriter who employs a small staff — including Mickey — to manage her strange-yet-successful process.
Willis’ character, who began working for Lauren after an “episode” forced her to drop out of law school , is secretly pursuing her own singing and songwriting ambitions.
The actress recurred on 90210 as Gia, Adrianna’s ex-ladylove; her other recent TV credits include Pretty Little Liars, Hawaii Five-0 and Workaholics.Follow @kimroots