Lance Gross Books Lead Role In NBC Untitled Political Action Thriller Pilot

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by Tambay A. Obenson
February 26, 2013 6:48 PM
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Pilot season casting overload... This is the 5th or 6th announcement we've posted today. How many of these will actually go to series, is another story.

Lance Gross has joined Halston Sage in NBC’s yet-to-be-titled drama pilot from writer/executive producer Rand Ravich, which is described as an emotionally-charged political action thriller set in Washington DC, and will follow Marcus Finley (played by Gross), who's an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the center of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection, when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped.

Up next for Gross is Tyler Perry's Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor at the end of next month.

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  • sandra | February 27, 2013 2:47 PMReply

    NBC aka The No. Body. Cares network strikes again. My eyelids felt heavy as I was making my way through the logline. I had to re-read it because I spaced out. The concept is stale. NBC should just settle on airing infomercials around the clock as they brainstorm for next year. Just sit this season out already. It's truly embarrassing at this point.

  • Deedee | February 27, 2013 2:59 PM

    Ouch but true. I hope the network turns it around because they do have SOME quality but yeesh. I BELIEVE IN NBCeeee. I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN BE, DECENT EVENTUALLY. BUT AS FAR AS I CAN SEE CBS IS NUMBER ONE IN TV...AAAND THAT A SHAME! I BELIEVE IN DREAMS MY FRIEND, I BELIEVE THAT, HOPE CAN NEVER END. AND LIKE THE NETWORK FINDS QUALITY, THEY ARE LOST, BUT ONE DAY FREE...CUZ I BELIEVE IN NBC!

  • Neicy | February 27, 2013 12:17 PMReply

    For the haters who think he can't act, rent "The Last Fall."

  • Akimbo | February 27, 2013 12:36 PM

    I saw the Last Fall. He, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and the guy who played his best friend did not deliver strong performances. Thankfully, Nicole Beharie, Keith David, and Yaani King were good.

  • Akimbo | February 27, 2013 2:28 AMReply

    Umeruh...don't they know he can't act? Having a hard time seeing this go anywhere. Like, he's not even mediocre, just bad. Sure is pretty, though.

  • Akimbo | February 27, 2013 2:27 AMReply

    Umeruh...don't they know he can't act? Having a hard time seeing this go anywhere. Like, he's not even mediocre, just bad. Sure is pretty, though.

  • kaycee | February 26, 2013 11:24 PMReply

    Good for him, even though NBC is where talent goes to die lately. He better up his social media game, "Scandal"-style, because that network is terrible at promoting new shows that aren't high-concept.

    And they better get his lighting right...I've seen a couple of non-Tyler movies where...let me stop.

  • ALM | February 26, 2013 10:59 PMReply

    Congrats! Lead role on NBC? Chile, talk about MAJOR come up for Lance. Also, the exit of Zucker from NBC seems to have been an immediate blessing for people of color at NBC and an immediate curse for people of color at CNN.

  • Beemooree | February 26, 2013 8:37 PMReply

    Deedee you've been on one today. Wassup?

  • Deedee | February 26, 2013 6:58 PMReply

    C-C-CANCELLED! Or just never ever picked up. NBC, y'all need prayer. I SAID-A JESUS. A-AWILLUH FIX IT. FOR YOUUUUU.

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