TNT’s new slate of pilots now has casting directors attached. The cable network has four scripted pilots heading into production this fall, including “Legends,” “Trooper,” and “King and Maxwell.” The latter is about a pair of ex-Secret Service agents who become private investigators. The characters were adapted from ones created by author David Baldacci, who is consulting on the project. Susan Bluestein of Bluestein/Kennedy Casting is casting the drama.
“Trooper” pairs a recently divorced female state trooper, who has three kids at home, with a widowed father who has “a much more by-the-book approach to policing,” according to a release. The show is being cast by Junie Lowry-Johnson and Libby Goldstein, who cast HBO’s “True Blood.”
The network’s other new drama, like “King and Maxwell,” also has literary roots. Based on a book by spy novelist Robert Littell, “Legends” is about a deep-cover operative named Martin Odum, “who has an uncanny ability to transform himself into a different person for each job,” according to TNT. “But his own identity comes into question when a mysterious stranger suggests that Martin isn’t who he thinks he is.” It’s being cast by Cathy Sandrich of Mackey/Sandrich.
The new pilots join a packed TNT list that already includes the Michael Bay-produced “The Last Ship.” Based on the William Brinkley novel, the story focuses on the crew of a Navy destroyer who are among the few survivors of a global catastrophe. It starts shooting in October and is being cast by Denise Chamian, who worked with Bay in casting “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”