CW taps 'Light Years' lead
HBO adds regular to 'In Treatment'Brittany Robertson has landed the lead in the CW's hourlong pilot "Light Years."
Meanwhile, Russell Hornsby is set as a regular on the second season of HBO's drama "In Treatment."
The Liz Tigelaar-penned "Light Years" is a family dramedy centered on a 15-year-old girl (Robertson) who, seeking emancipation after growing up in foster homes, tracks down her birth parents who had given her up for adoption when their one-night stand resulted in pregnancy. The girl connects with her mother, a morning radio show host with a fear of commitment, and father, an immature bar owner, and the trio form a modern-day "It Takes a Village"-type family.
Gary Fleder is directing the project, which is produced by CBS Par TV after originating at ABC Studios.
Robertson, who co-starred on CBS' "Swingtown," is repped by Innovative and Levine Okwu.
"In Treatment" chronicles the weekly sessions of psychoanalyst Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) with several of his regular patients. Hornsby will play one of them, Luke, a separated father with a 12-year-old son.
Hornsby, most recently seen in "Lincoln Heights," is repped by Paradigm and Leverage.