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Morena Baccarin Set for Jason Katims' 'Mating' Pilot at Showtime (Exclusive)
Morena Baccarin is returning to Showtime.
The former Homeland star has signed on for the pay cabler's comedic anthology pilot Mating, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Executive produced by Friday Night Lights and Parenthood boss Jason Katims, Mating centers on recently divorced Jay (Taran Killam), who married young and now finds himself completely unprepared for the brave new, frank and fluid world of dating and hooking up. If picked up to series, each season will focus on a different protagonist’s journey through modern dating and relationships.
Baccarin will guest-star in the pilot as an old friend of Jay's. The cast also includes Jim Belushi, who will play Jay's dad and business partner, and Amy Seimetz (The Girlfriend Experience), who will play Lexi, Jay's former step-sister.
Stu Zicherman (The Affair) wrote the pilot, which will be directed by Craig Johnson (The Skeleton Twins). The two will exec produce with Katims and his producing partner, Michelle Lee. Showtime, Universal TV and True Jack Productions will produce the half-hour.
Baccarin earned an Emmy nomination for her performance in Homeland, on which she starred for the drama's first three seasons. In addition to her series regular role on Gotham, her credits include Deadpool, Firefly and V. She is repped by UTA and Seven Summits Pictures & Management.