Duo lands roles in Ben Stiller's 'Station'
Carla Gallo, Jose Zuniga to co-star; Jordan Peele promotedCarla Gallo and Jose Zuniga have landed co-starring roles on "The Station," Ben Stiller's comedy pilot for Fox, on which Jordan Peele has been promoted to regular.
In other pilot castings, actor-writer Ben Schwartz is the latest addition to the cast of J.J. Abrams' NBC pilot "Undercovers."
The 20th TV-produced "Station," executive produced by Stiller, revolves around covert CIA operative Eric (Justin Bartha) and his workmates, who are on a mission in Central America to install a new dictator.
Gallo and Zuniga's hire is part of a recasting on the project, originally ordered to pilot during the last development cycle. As part of the tweaks, Peele's role as a co-worker at the station, which was guest-starring in the pilot, has been beefed up to regular.
Gallo will play the smart but loopy director of operatives who oversees the undercover field officers in the Central America outpost and has feelings for Eric.
Zuniga will play a trained field officer tasked with running the import/export cover office but who is dying to get a position inside the station.
Gallo, Zuniga and Peele join regulars Bartha, John Goodman and Rob Huebel from the original pilot who are staying on.
Gallo ("Bones," "Californication") is repped by Global Artists and manager Stacy Abrams; Zuniga ("Twilight," "CSI") is with APA and McKeon-Myones; Peele ("MadTV") is repped by Gersh and Prinicpato/Young.
"Undercovers," which Abrams co-wrote with Josh Reims, revolves around Steven (Boris Kodjoe) and Samantha (Gugu Mbatha-Raw), a domesticated husband and wife who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement.
Schwartz will play a young CIA agent respectful of Steve's career as an agent.
Abrams is directing the Warner Bros. TV-produced pilot.
Schwartz, a sketch performer for Upright Citizens Brigade, was a member of the team that won an Emmy for writing Hugh Jackman's opening number at the Oscars last year.
As an actor, he recently wrapped feature comedy "The Other Guys."