Molly Ringwald among latest pilot castings
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Billy Campbell will lead the cast of Sci Fi Channel's two-hour pilot "Revolution," Molly Ringwald is set to star in ABC Family's untitled Brenda Hampton series, while Jay Hernandez has joined CBS' drama presentation "Can Openers."
Sci Fi's "Revolution," from CBS Par, is set at a 22nd century outpost Earth Colony and chronicles the simmering unrest among the colonists.
Campbell will play Tom Hart, a solder-turned-farmer who displays all the qualities of being a true leader.
Also joining the cast are Rowena King as Olivia Agee, the new governor of the colony, and Steve Sandvoss, who has been tapped for the role of Tom's older son, Chris.
Campbell, who most recently co-starred on "The 4400," is repped by CAA and 1 Management.
Sandvoss is repped by APA and Hyler Management.
ABC Family's untitled Hampton series centers on an unexpected teen pregnancy.
Ringwald will play the mother to pregnant teen (Shailene Woodley).
Also cast as regulars are Jorge-Luis Pallo as a school counselor, Daren Kagasoff as the baby's teen father, as well as Kenny Baumann, India Eisley, John Schneider and Ernie Hudson.
Pallo ("The Lost Room") is repped by AEF and Main Title Entertainment.
"Can Openers," a drama presentation from Sony, centers on Susan (Lauren Lee Smith), a brain surgeon who fights to survive in the competitive boys club that is the seven-year neurosurgical residency.
Hernandez is set to play Barry, a third-year resident who is willing to break the rules to get what he wants and also has a thing for Susan. The actor is repped by CAA and manager Jason Barrett.