Moynahan, Sussman join TV projects
TNT drama, Fox comedy land cast membersBridget Moynahan has been tapped to co-star opposite Donnie Wahlberg in Jon Avnet's drama pilot for TNT "Bunker Hill."
Additionally, Kevin Sussman has landed the title role in Fox's comedy presentation "Sincerely, Ted L. Nancy," lifting the cast-contingency on the project, while Jessalyn Gilsig has joined "Glee," Ryan Murphy's pilot for Fox, as a regular.
"Bunker Hill," from Warner Horizon and Jerry Bruckheimer TV, explores the crime, corruption and deceit in the Bunker Hill section of Boston and centers on Mike Moriarty who returns to Boston as a cop protecting the streets he grew up on. Moynahan, repped by Endeavor and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, will play Mike's sister-in-law Erin, who has a love-hate relationship with him stemming from the death of her cop husband.
"Sincerely," from Lionsgate, centers on a regular guy (Sussman) who, after suffering through too many faulty products and customer service mishaps, decides to take on the corporations by writing letters that "seek to avenge the consumer frustrations of people everywhere." The partially scripted project is based on Ted L. Nancy's "Letters From a Nut" books that feature introductions by Jerry Seinfeld and have spurred speculation that Seinfeld and/or his friend, comedian-writer Barry Marder, might be the real authors.
Sussman ("Ugly Betty") is repped by APA and manager Jill McGrath.
"Glee," from 20th TV, centers on Will (Matthew Morrison), a Spanish teacher at an Ohio high school who has the daunting task of taking over the school's glee club, which has become a heaven for outcasts.
Gilsig will play Terri, Will's beleaguered wife, a former glee club member.
"Glee" reunites Gilsig with Murphy, following her role as Gina Russo on his FX series "Nip/Tuck." The actress, whose series credits also include "Boston Public" and "Heroes," he is repped by SDB Partners and Framework Entertainment.