Female lead legalized for ABC pilot
EmptyMorena Baccarin has landed the female lead in ABC's untitled Dave Hemingson drama pilot, while Steve Howey and Lee Thompson Young have come aboard ABC's comedy pilot "Five Year Plan."
Additionally, Ruben Santiago-Hudson has joined ABC's drama pilot "Castle."
The Hemingson project, from 20th TV, is an ensemble about a law school grad (Matt Long) from a blue-collar background who joins a Los Angeles boutique law firm. Baccarin ("Heartland") will play another new associate at the firm, a scrupulous Beverly Hills born and bred. She is repped by ICM and the Collective.
"Plan," from UMS, is a multicamera comedy revolving around a group of twentysomethings who try to figure out the next five years and beyond.
Howey ("Reba") is playing Mickey, a law school grad engaged to be married.
Young ("Akeelah and the Bee") is playing the roommate to Mickey's older brother. He is repped by WMA and Rain Management.
"Castle," from ABC Studios, is a comedic procedural about a famous mystery novelist (Nathan Fillion) helping the NYPD solve crimes. Santiago-Hudson ("Lackawanna Blues") will play a police chief. He is repped by Gersh and Vincent Cirrincione. (partialdiff)