Nikki M. James, John Larroquette, and Corbin Reid Land TV Pilots

Film & TV News   Nikki M. James, John Larroquette, and Corbin Reid Land TV Pilots
 
Jeff Daniels will also be seen in a new series for Hulu.
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Deadline reports that Nikki M. James, John Larroquette, and Corbin Reid have all been cast in forthcoming TV pilots, while Jeff Daniels will be seen in a new series for Hulu.

Nikki M. James: Untitled NBC Drama
The Book of Mormon Tony winner James will be a series regular in a currently untitled drama pilot for NBC. Directed by Charles McDougall from a screenplay by Warren Leight, the medical drama concerns an understaffed hospital in Brooklyn that becomes the last trauma center in that borough after a catastrophic hurricane. Singing actor James, whose TV credits include Braindead and The Good Wife, has been cast in the role of hospital administrator Meghan.

John Larroquette
John Larroquette Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

John Larroquette: Me, Myself & I
Larroquette, who was part of the star-studded cast of Gore Vidal's The Best Man in 2012, will topline the new CBS comedy pilot Me, Myself & I. Written by Dan Kopelman, the single-camera series, which examines one man's life over a 50-year period, will also feature Bobby Moynihan and Mandell Maughan. How to Succeed Tony winner and five-time Emmy winner Larroquette will play the 65-year-old version of Alex Riley in the year 2042. The comedy is from Warner Bros. TV and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.

Corbin Reid: Valor
Reid, seen on Broadway in Sister Act, will join Nigel Thatch, Christina Ochoa, and Matt Barr as a series regular in the new CW pilot Valor. The military drama, penned by writer and musician Kyle Jarrow, will be directed by Michael Robin. Corbin, who also appeared Off-Broadway in the revival of Rent and whose screen credits include Blair Witch and How to Get Away with Murder, has been cast as a wife and mother who lives on a U.S. Army base “that houses an elite unit of helicopter pilots trained to perform clandestine international and domestic missions.”

Jeff Daniels: The Looming Tower
Stage and screen star Daniels, most recently seen on Broadway in a Tony-nominated performance opposite Michelle Williams in Blackbird, has landed a leading role opposite Tahar Rahim in Hulu's straight-to-series drama The Looming Tower. Based on Lawrence Wright's 9/11 exposé, which won the Pulitzer Prize, the series will be executive-produced by Wright, Dan Futterman, and Alex Gibney. Newsroom Emmy winner Daniels will play the head of New York FBI's Counter-Terrorism unit in the drama, which traces “the rising threat of Osama bin Laden and Al-Qaeda and takes a controversial look at how the rivalry between the CIA and FBI inadvertently might have set the stage for the tragedy of 9/11 and the war in Iraq.”

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