'Fallen' hot for Cranston; trio is 'Imperfect'


Bryan Cranston has landed a devil of a role on ABC Family's "Fallen," while Beverly D'Angelo, George Wendt and Paula Cale have joined the cast of the TBS comedy pilot "Imperfect Union."

Cranston is set to play Lucifer in "Fallen," which chronicles the journey of an 18-year-old boy who is half-angel (Paul Wesley), who struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity.

Along with Wesley, Rick Worthy and Fernanda Andrade will reprise their roles from the original two-hour movie that premiered July 23. ABC Family is shooting four additional hours in Vancouver, set to debut in the summer.

The cast also will include Ivana Milicevic ("Casino Royale"), Hal Ozsan (CBS' "CSI: NY"), Will Yun Lee (FX's "Thief") and Rade Sherbedgia ("Mission: Impossible II").

"Fallen," based on the series of books by Tom Sniegoski, is produced by Bad Angels Prods. in association with ABC Family. Kevin Kerslake is directing from scripts by Tim Huddleston. Edward Bates and Rochelle Bates are executive producing, with Ron McLeod serving as producer.

Cranston played the patriarch on the Fox comedy "Malcolm in the Middle." His recent credits also include an appearance on CBS' "How I Met Your Mother" and a role in the feature film "Little Miss Sunshine." He is repped by UTA.

Wesley is repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment, Worthy is repped by Donna Massetti of SMS Talent, Andrade is repped by Mitchell Stubbs at MKS & Associates, Milicevic is repped by UTA, and Ozsan is repped by Kim Dorr and DeDe Binder-Goldsmith of Defining Artists and John Tae Lee of Shapiro/West & Associates.

"Union," set at a switch factory, is a romantic comedy that centers on a young woman (Ashley Williams) who just took over the job as shop steward from her retired father and a young man (Zachary Levi) who just took over as head of the factory from his father.

D'Angelo will portray Maizy, the socialite mom to Levi's character, while Wendt will portray Duke, the blue-collar dad to Williams' character. Cale has been cast as Carly, the secretary/assistant to Levi's character.

The half-hour, single-camera project is from Eric McCormack's Big Cattle Prods. It's based on an idea by McCormack and Michael Forman, his partner in Big Cattle, both of whom are executive producing. Don Woodard and Tom Maxwell will serve as showrunner/executive producers in addition to writing.

D'Angelo's recent credits include HBO's "Entourage" and NBC's "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" as well as the films "Relative Strangers" and the upcoming "Oranges." She is repped by ICM.

Wendt next appears in ABC Family's "Santa Baby." Other upcoming credits include the films "Saturday Morning," "L.A. Blues," "Bryan Loves You" and "House of Re-Animator." He is repped by Paradigm.

Cale's recent credits include Fox's "House," NBC's "Twenty Good Years" and "Joey" and CBS' "Ghost Whisperer." She is repped by Gersh Agency and manager Scott Fedro at Lonestar Entertainment.