Casting News featuring: Company Town (CW), Believe (NBC), Untitled NBC Pilot and Rita (Bravo)

L-R Dondre Whitfield, Delroy Lindo, Lance Gross, Colin Salmon

Dondre Whitfield has joined Merle Dandridge (Sons Of Anarchy), and Arjun Gupta (Nurse Jackie) in the CW pilot Company Town, written by Sera Gamble and directed by Taylor Hackford, and which chronicles the aftermath of a scandal at a Naval base, which touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel. The project follows two 20-something women who grew up together, were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the Military divide.

Whitfield will play Don, a combat-trained trauma surgeon working at the Naval base’s hospital who is troubled by the repercussions of the scandal on the base.
Delroy Lindo has signed up to co-star in NBC's drama pilot Believe.

The drama revolves around a gifted young girl with powers that'll full mature in seven years, and the man who is sprung from prison to protect her from those trying to hunt her down. Delroy Lindo will play a man named Winter, who's described as a kind man, posing as a priest with an honorable agenda, but isn't what he seems.

Alfonso Cuaron and Mark Friedman will pen the pilot script and executive produce alongside Bad Robot's J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. Another J.J. Abrams project. The man is everywhere!
Lance Gross has joined Halston Sage in NBC’s yet-to-be-titled drama pilot from writer/executive producer Rand Ravich, which is described as an emotionally-charged political action thriller set in Washington DC, and will follow Marcus Finley (played by Gross), who's an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection, when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped.
British actor Colin Salmon has joined the cast of Bravo‘s hourlong pilot Rita, which is written by Krista Vernoff and will be directed by Miguel Arteta. The family drama follows Rita (to be played by Anna Gunn), described an acerbic, outspoken private-school teacher who struggles to raise her 3 teen children while dealing with the bureaucracy and overprotective parents at her school.

Salmon, who can currently be seen in a recurring role on the CW’s The Arrow, will play a character named Colin Paige, who's described as an aristocratic, emotionally-guarded British teacher who is the head of the history department at the school.

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Someone made an interesting observation that most of these casting announcements have been for male roles. hopefully that changes once the shows are picked up. Between the Craig Robinson and Lance Gross pilots, it seems like NBC is looking to add two more black leads to it's roster.