Amaury Nolasco, Ethan Embry land pilots

Cast in A&E's 'The Quickening,' USA's 'Facing Kate'

"Prison Break" alum Amaury Nolasco is set to co-star opposite Radha Mitchell in A&E's drama pilot "The Quickening," and Ethan Embry has joined USA Network's pilot "Facing Kate."

"Quickening" centers on Maggie Bird (Mitchell), a homicide detective assigned to a desk job after it is discovered that she has a bipolar disorder.

Nolasco will play a homicide detective who briefly was married to Maggie and remains emotionally connected to her.

WME-repped Nolasco, who played Fernando Sucre on Fox's "Prison," recently did an arc on "Southland" and next appears in the feature "Armored."

"Kate" centers on Kate (Sarah Shahi), an attorney-turned-professional mediator trying to balance her new work relationships and those with her family.

Embry will play Kate's brother and confidant who gave up a law career to be a stay-at-home father.

Embry, recently seen on "Vacancy," next stars in the indie "The Kane Files." He is repped by APA and manager Karen Randall.