Two ABC drama pilots now have casting directors attached, Backstage has learned.
"Sea of Fire," which ABC adapted from Dutch broadcaster VARA, will be cast by Eric Dawson of Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer Casting. The pilot centers on three small town teenage girls who star in a porn film. In a series of "Twin Peaks"-style twists, their families are subsequently torn apart, and the town witnesses a mysterious disappearance and murder.
Meanwhile, "How To Get Away With Murder," from Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, is being cast by Linda Lowy. The pilot follows a group of ambitious law students and their brilliant, mysterious criminal defense professor as they become entangled in a murder plot that shakes their university and changes the course of their lives.
Both casting directors are based in Los Angeles.