Pilot Castings: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, MIDNIGHT SUN, ARROW, More!

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Today’s casting updates for pilots with seriable potential include ABC projects Beauty And The Beast and the untitled Roland Emmerich drama. There’s also casting news for NBC’s Midnight Sun and Bad Girls, along with the CW’s Arrow and Beauty And The Beast.

Irish actress Ruth Bradley (In Her Skin) has landed the female lead in ABC’s drama pilot Beauty And The Beast.

Monique Gabriela Curnen (Lie To Me) has joined the untitled Roland Emmerich ABC drama. The project centers on Carter (Max Thieriot), an astrophysics grad student in NYC who learns that he is the chosen one to destroy the forces of evil. Curnen will play tough, no-nonsense FBI Agent Tracy Meyers. [Deadline]

Julia Stiles has been cast as the lead in NBC pilot Midnight Sun. She’ll play Leah Kafka, a female FBI cult specialist leading the investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy. Also cast are Connor O’Farrell (The Pacific) as Police Chief Garth Harring, Emma Bell (The Walking Dead) as his daughter Rory, and Daniella Pineda as the receptionist at the police station. [Deadline]

Amy Smart (Shameless) will star in the UK’s prison series Bad Girls as a perfect Barbie-type who was busted for stealing and running up her friend’s credit card. Also joining the drama pilot is Karolina Wydra (House‘s Dominika) as a scheming, sultry inmate. [TV Line]

The River‘s Paul Blackthorne has landed a co-starring role in the CW drama pilot Arrow where he’ll play Det. Quentin Lance, the father of Oliver Queen’s love interest Laurel (Katie Cassidy), a gruff, determined city detective who believes true justice can only come from law and order. He’s charged with bringing the vigilante known as The Arrow to justice. Jamey Sheridan has also been tapped to play the likely recurring role of Robert Queen, Oliver’s father. [Deadline]

Jay Ryan, who played the Terra Nova security guard who was banished for murdering a fellow colony settler, has landed the male lead on the CW’s Beauty And The Beast offering. [TV Line]

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