11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Manhattan' Alum to Co-Star in CBS Military Drama 'Four Stars'
CBS has found the second of its Four Stars.
Manhattan graduate Ashley Zukerman has been tapped to co-star in the military drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project revolves around two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, Fla., who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.
Zukerman will portray Danny, the son of four-star special-ops legend Gen. Buckley (uncast), who has all of his father's swagger and rough edges — but none of the internal censor.
The role marks Zukerman's follow-up to WGN America's period drama Manhattan, which was abruptly canceled earlier this year. His credits also include Syfy's Childhood's End miniseries and Rush. He is repped by APA, Cohn/Torgan Management and Lisa Mann Creative Management in Australia. Zukerman joins a cast that also includes Wilmer Valderrama, who is set as the son of Gen. Rodriguez (uncast).
A Gifted Man's Becky Mode penned the script for Four Stars and will executive produce the CBS Television Studios drama alongside Timberman/Beverly's Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. R.J. Cutler will also exec produce and direct the pilot.
Keep up with all the latest pickups, castings and eventual series orders with THR's handy guide to pilot season.