The annual ‘Pilot Season’ has been underway again since January, with all major U.S. television networks preparing to shoot their next potential hit shows for the coming year. Huge congratulations go to TOM ELLIS, JACK DAVENPORT and BEN ALDRIDGE, our first three clients to land major leading roles in some of the networks’ biggest productions.
TOM ELLIS has been cast as the title character in Fox’s comic book drama Lucifer, written by Tom Kapinos and directed by Len Wiseman for Warner Bros. TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV. Based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s “Vertigo”, the TV series centres on Lucifer (TOM) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals.
JACK DAVENPORT will star as the male lead opposite outrageous U.S. comic Sarah Silverman in HBO’s as-yet-untitled comedy pilot, written by “Secret Diary Of A Call Girl” creator Lucy Prebble. Directed by Charlie McDowell, the project is described as a comic look at Jude (Silverman), a pathologically honest woman having a modern midlife crisis. JACK plays Blake, a broken Brit and eventual boyfriend who gets caught up in his own virtual reality in Seattle. Kerri Kenney will play Melissa, Jude’s older sister who is proudly holding the family together, with no idea her home is built on lies.
BEN ALDRIDGE has landed the lead in Fox’s single-camera comedy pilot Detour, from 20th Century Fox TV. Inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo, Detour centres on Michael Sturges (BEN), a charming rock star who made the unexpected choice at age 30 to quit his band and go back to college. Joey Morgan is cast as Walter, Michael’s sweet-natured, brilliant but socially anxious/awkward college roommate. The pilot is written by “Psych” creator Steve Franks and directed by Jeremy Garelick.
Big congrats to all three!
We have many more clients shooting U.S. pilots this year, but details of their shows and roles have not yet been officially announced. We’ll bring you all the info here, just as soon as we’re allowed…