CW taps Robertson for 'Light Years' lead

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Brittany Robertson has landed the lead in the CW's hourlong pilot "Light Years."

Meanwhile, Russell Hornsby is set as a regular on the second season of HBO's drama "In Treatment."

The Liz Tigelaar-penned "Light Years" is a dramedy centered on a girl (Robertson) who, seeking emancipation after growing up in foster homes, tracks down the birth parents who had given her up for adoption. The girl connects with her mother and father, and the trio form a modern-day "It Takes a Village"-type family.

Gary Fleder is directing the project, which is produced by CBS Par TV after originating at ABC Studios.

Robertson is repped by Innovative and Levine Okwu.

"In Treatment" chronicles the weekly sessions of psychoanalyst Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) with several of his regular patients. Hornsby will play one of them, Luke, a separated father with a 12-year-old son.

Hornsby is repped by Paradigm and Leverage. (partialdiff)
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