Pilot News: Olivia Wilde, Body of Proof and One Tree Hill Alums Are Among Latest Castings

wilde-gabel-featuredOlivia Wilde (House), Elyes Gabel (Body of Proof) and Shantel VanSanten (One Tree Hill) are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.

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Per our sister site Deadline

* Wilde has landed a co-starring role in HBO’s untitled rock ‘n’ roll drama set in the 1970s, which follows the exploits of record label executive Richie Finestra (played by Boardwalk Empire‘s Bobby Cannavale). Wilde will play Richie’s wife Devon, a former actress/model.

* London-born Gabel, whose TV credits also include Game of Thrones and The Borgias, has landed the lead role of Walter in Scorpion, CBS’ drama about an eccentric genius who leads a network of super-geniuses in defending against threats of the modern age.

* Nora Dunn (Saturday Night Live) has joined The CW drama pilot iZombie, which follows Olivia, a yet-to-be-cast med student-turned-zombie who works in the coroner’s office to satisfy her insatiable hunger for brains. Dunn will play Olivia’s mother, who happens to be an administrator at the hospital.

* VanSanten (One Tree Hill) is returning to The CW in The Messengers, a drama about of a group of strangers responsible for preventing the apocalypse after a mysterious object lands on earth, according to The Hollywood Reporter. VanSanten will play a NASA scientist named Vera.

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  1. Not sure where to post this. This seems like an okay place. Whatever happened to the reboot of The Saint with Eliza Dushku?

  2. Winston says:

    I’m not sure I buy Shantal as a NASA scientist. Not even a little bit. She was one of the lows of OTH seasons 7-9.

  3. JC says:

    Hmm. Well that just sparked the first flicker of interest I’ve had in Scorpion. Elyes Gabel was great on Body of Proof.

  4. erin says:

    I love Olivia Wilde and Bobby Cannavale, definitely interested in that!

  5. Kaycee says:

    Wait isn’t VanSanten a regular on Gang related ? Do they not have much faith for the show or is it a spoiler as to what will happen to her character?

  6. Karenka says:

    Olivia Wilde? No thanks