Pilot News: Jamie Lynn Sigler, Grimm Mother Among Latest Castings

Jamie Lynn Sigler

Jamie Lynn Sigler (The Sopranos), Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (Grimm) and Cara Buono (Mad Men) are among the latest actors to book pilots this winter.

Per our sister site Deadline

* Sigler will co-star in Fox’s multi-camera comedy Fantasy Life, the story of a man (Entourage‘s Kevin Connolly) who gets a job hosting a fantasy football show. Sigler is playing the show’s “strong, confident, attractive, smart” sports analyst. She will also serve as an executive producer.

* Mastrantonio has joined the CBS drama pilot Limitless, based on the 2011 Bradley Cooper movie about a powerful drug known as NZT. The Grimm alumna will play Nasreen “Naz” Awad, the FBI agent investigating NZT.

* Lesley-Ann Brandt (The Librarians) is replacing Lina Esco as Maze, a female demon who befriends the titular character in Fox’s Lucifer. The change was reportedly made after the pilot’s table read; Brant had previously tested for the role.

* Buono has joined the cast of NBC’s Endgame, a drama about a dangerous conspiracy in the high-stakes world of Las Vegas. Buono is playing Alex’s (Philip Winchester) ex-wife Ginny, a surgeon and recovering alcoholic.