September 22, 2011 6:43pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Heroes,' 'Sopranos' Stars Join Doug Ellin's '40'
Doug Ellin has completed his new band of brothers.
Adrian Pasdar and Michael Imperioli have booked two of the four leads in Ellin’s comedy pilot 40, set up at HBO.
Pasdar and Imperioli will play two of the four lifelong friends who help each other navigate life at 40 in the project from the Entourage creator.
Ed Burns and Michael Rapaport will play the other two “bros” in the project, in which the quartet realize that life after 40 isn’t all they expected it to be.
The project marks Burns’ first foray into series TV.
For Pasdar, the project comes in addition to his role on ABC Family’s freshman drama The Lying Game, which last week was picked up for 10 additional episodes. His TV credits also include Heroes and episodes of Castle and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
The role marks a reunion for Sopranos alum Imperioli and HBO. His credits also include ABC’s Detroit 1-8-7, which was not renewed following its freshman run last year.
Ellin’s Entourage wrapped its eight-season run earlier this month.