David Walton has been tapped as the male lead opposite Amanda Peet in NBC’s single-camera comedy pilot Bent. The romantic comedy enters on a recently divorced Type A single mother (played by Peet) who tries hard not to fall for the sexy surfer dude contractor (Walton) she has hired to re-do her kitchen.
For Walton, the casting is in second position to softly-rated midseason comedy Perfect Couples, which shares the same network, NBC, and studio as Bent. He is the second Perfect Couples star to book a pilot in second position, following Kyle Bornheimer’s casting in the Fox comedy The Council of Dads.
This is the third consecutive comedy pilot at NBC for Walton, after 2009’s 100 Questions and Perfect Couples.