Bret Harrison has boarded the drama series from Gossip Girl’s Stephanie Savage, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The 1960s-set drama tells the real story of the women who stood beside some of the biggest heroes in American history during the height of the space race. The series marks the first pilot Savage has written since she co-created The CW’s long-running Gossip Girl with her Fake Empire cohort Josh Schwartz. The series is based on Lily Koppel’s best-selling novel published last summer. Janice Williams brought the project to Groundswell. Nick Cassavetes will direct the first entry in the 10-episode drama, which has been moved from summer to midseason.
Harrison will play Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, the hotshot, young gun with an all-American swagger. The character’s wandering ways pushed his wife, Trudy (Breaking In alum Odette Annable), to the brink of divorce but he’s convinced her to come back so he can have his shot at space.
The casting reunites Harrison with Annable, who both co-starred on Fox’s Breaking In, which ran for two seasons and on which the duo played one another’s love interests.
Harrison, whose credits also include Love Bites, V, Reaper and Grounded for Life, is repped by UTA and Management 360.
He joins a cast that also includes Hell on Wheels’ Dominique McElligott, JoAnna Garcia Swisher, Azure Parsons, Zoe Boyle and Dexter’s Desmond Harrington.
Astronaut Wives Club will debut the first of its 10-episode series in midseason. [THR]
Tarnol Group Pictures will produce See You in Valhalla, penned by Brent A. Tarnol and directed by Jarret Tarnol. Matt Prokop, Bernie Gewissler and Hyland are producers.
Sarah Hyland leads an ensemble cast that includes Steve Howey, Bret Harrison, Michael Weston, Jake McDorman, Alex Frost, Odeya Rush, Emma Bell, Allie Gonino, Beau Mirchoff and Conor O’Farrell. [SOURCE]
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Breaking In star Bret Harrison has teamed with actor-comedian Dan Levy (Enlightened) to write a multi-camera hybrid comedy for ABC. Harrison is set to star the project, Married With Roommates, which follows two very different couples at different stages in their relationships living together under one roof. Harrison and Levy will co-executive produce the comedy, produced by ABC Studios.
This is not Harrison’s first stab at creating his own comedy starring vehicle. Following the end of his cult CW series Reaper, he sold a multi-camera comedy project to CBS about a pair of district attorneys. Harrison co-wrote the story and was attached to star. For the past two seasons, Harrison, repped by UTA and Management 360, toplined Fox’s comedy series Breaking In. Levy, repped by UTA and New Wave, is a writer on Whitney and created/exec produced the VH1 series Stevie TV. [DEADLINE]
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