Omar Epps reunites Jacob, a young boy presumed long dead, with his family on the series premiere of ABC’s Resurrection. Credit: ABC/Bob Mahoney
*In an in-depth and fun interview, EURweb publisher Lee Bailey spoke with Jason Mott, the author of the New York Times bestseller, “The Returned.”
The novel, published by Harlequin Mira last August, has already been adapted for television by ABC Studios, Brad Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment and Brillstein Entertainment Partners for the ABC drama series, “Resurrection,” which debuts March 9 on ABC.
At 35 years old, Mott is justifiably on cloud 9 with this latest accomplishment and tells LB that he has been trying to get published for years. Continue reading
*Charles Dutton has been cast as a recurring character on ABC’s drama pilot “Secrets & Lies.”
It centers on Ben (Ryan Phillipe), a family man who becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young boy when he finds the body.
Indiana Evans will play Natalie, Ben and Christy’s (KaDee Strickland) teenage daughter, and Dutton will recur as Kevin Williams, one of the neighbors.
Steven Brand (“Magic City”) and Kate Ashfield (“Shaun Of The Dead”) will play fellow neighbors, married couple Joseph and Vanessa Turner.
Actor Christian Keyes arrives at The Pan African Film & Arts Festival Premiere of Screen Gems’ ‘About Last Night’ at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on February 11, 2014 in Hollywood, California
*Actor Christian Keyes has signed on for a regular role in ABC’s drama pilot “Agatha,” from ABC Studios and The Mark Gordon Co.
According to Deadline.com, it’s a character-driven procedural about Agatha, a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist who is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance.
Keyes plays tattooed bad boy Zane. Agatha knows he’s trouble — she did time to protect him — but just can’t seem to stay away. And the feeling is definitely mutual.
Keyes currently recurs on BET’s “Let’s Stay Together” and ABC’s “Mistresses.”
*Yes! Another black female lead coming to TV screens.
Another potential series for Black Twitter to get behind?
Well, maybe — especially since Shonda Rhimes is bringing Viola Davis right along to star as the lead in a new ABC drama, “How to Get Away With Murder.”
*Mykelti Williamson has been tapped as the male lead opposite Sarah Snook in ABC drama pilot “Clementine,” reports Deadline.com.
The project from Mark Gordon Co. and ABC Studios centers on Clementine Ross (Snook), a troubled 28-year-old psychic who sees her life begin to change in unexpected ways when she decides to stop running from her past.
Williamson will play Ray, a hard-working, recently divorced detective with the Philadelphia Police Department and a potential love interest to Clementine.
The pilot’s producers saw actors of all ethnicity for the role, with casting director Tricia Wood credited for going with Williamson, reports Deadline.