2:15pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia to Star in NBC Pilot From 'Galavant' Creator
NBC is getting a jumpstart on pilot season.
The network has tapped Mandy Moore and Milo Ventimiglia to star in its untitled dramedy from Galavant's Dan Fogelman, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Also joining the ensemble drama are Justin Hartley, Sterling Brown and Ron Cephas Jones.
The hourlong dramedy is described as a unique ensemble that follows characters all born on the same day.
Fogelman will pen the script and executive produce alongside Jess Rosenthal and Charlie Gogolak (Back in the Game, Kyle XY). John Requa (Back in the Game) and Glenn Ficarra (Back in the Game) are set to direct the pilot and exec produce.
The untitled dramedy landed at NBC following a bidding war. NBC's plan is to hire a casting director shortly and film the pilot before year's end.
The birthday dramedy — which landed at NBC in September following a bidding war — marked Fogelman's (The Neighbors) first sale under his new, rich overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. The visionary producer moved from ABC Studios last year after being pursued by multiple studios. Fogelman — who also exec produces Fox's John Stamos comedy Grandfathered — has multiple projects in the works this development season, including a baseball drama about the first female big-leaguer for Fox.
Ventimiglia's recent credits include ABC's The Whispers, Fox's Gotham and TNT's Mob City. He's repped by CAA, Management 360 and McKuin Frankel. Singer-actress-producer Moore, meanwhile, continues to push for a breakout TV role. Her credits include Fox's Red Band Society, ABC's Grey's Anatomy, Disney Channel's animated Tangled follow-up, and pilots Good Session and Advocates. She's repped by Gersh, Untitled and Ziffren Brittenham.
Hartley (Smallville,The Young and the Restless, Mistresses) is with Innovative Artists. Jones (Mr. Robot) is with Leading Artists. Brown is with Innovative and JWS Entertainment.