Mia Maestro eyeing ABC's 'Cutthroat' pilot
THR EXCLUSIVEMia Maestro is in negotiations to play the lead in "Cutthroat," marking a last-minute recasting for the ABC dramedy pilot.
Additionally, Treat Williams is set to co-star opposite Katee Sackhoff in ABC's drama pilot "Boston's Finest," Donnie Wahlberg and Len Cariou have been tapped as leads in CBS' untitled Burgess/Green drama pilot, Melissa Sagemiller has joined NBC's "Rockford Files" and Anthony Ruivivar has been added to ABC's drama pilot "The Whole Truth."
"Cutthroat," from 20th TV, centers on Nina Cabrera (Maestro), an upscale Beverly Hills widow and soccer mom who runs an international drug cartel.
Maestro replaces "Without a Trace" alumna Roselyn Sanchez, originally cast in the role. The pilot, directed by Bronwen Hughes, begins production this week.
"Boston," formerly the untitled Richard Hatem project, centers on a detective (Sackhoff) who teams with a disgraced ex-cop to solve crimes and untangle the conspiracy that sent him underground.
Williams will play the ex-cop's former partner, an old-school policeman. He is repped by APA and the Schiff Co.
The Burgess/Green project is a multigenerational show revolving around a family of New York cops.
Cariou ("Damages") will play a retired NYPD police chief, a blunt, honest man. Wahlberg ("The Zookeeper") will play his grandson, a smart, determined, rumpled detective with a quick fuse and a family man who served in Iraq.
"Rockford" stars Dermot Mulroney as roguish private detective Jim Rockford. Sagemiller, coming off playing an assistant district attorney on TNT's "Raising the Bar," will play his competent, on-the-spot attorney and on-again, off-again girlfriend.
The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced "Truth" is a legal drama that shows the defense and prosecution sides equally. It revolves around New York prosecutor Kathryn Pearle (Joely Richardson) and defense attorney Jimmy Nolan (Rob Morrow).
Ruivivar ("Traveler") will play Nolan's longtime associate.