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TV News Roundup: TNT Series Claim Toni Trucks, Jocko Sims + Art Work For 'The Divide' & 'Resurrection'

Indiewire By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act January 31, 2014 at 5:11PM

TV News Roundup: TNT Series Claim Toni Trucks, Jocko Sims + Art Work For 'The Divide' & 'Resurrection'
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Toni Trucks
Toni Trucks

Some quickie TV news bits...

First, Toni Trucks has booked a regular role on TNT’s Franklin & Bash. She'll play a character named Anita Herrera, a new hire at the firm, who's smart and tough. The show was renewed for a fourth season on October 17, 2013.

Second, Jocko Sims has been promoted to series regular on another TNT series, The Last Ship - a new post-apocalyptic drama that executive produced by Michael Bay, which revolves around the crew of a lone naval destroyer after a global pandemic who must find a way to pull humanity from the brink of extinction. Sims plays a character named Dalton Burk, who's described as a charismatic and tough Navy lieutenant. 

Third, I stumbled upon online ads for WEtv’s first original scripted series The Divide - the Richard LaGravenese/Tony Goldwyn drama, that stars Damon Gupton as Adam Powell - a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the re-investigation of a sensational murder case. Nia Long plays his wife, Billie Powell, a hard-charging successful partner in a private equity firm. Also, Seth Gilliam (The Wire), as well as Clarke Peters (also of The WireTreme, and more) play supporting roles as Adam’s younger brother, a novice, naive cop, and Adam's father, Isaiah Page, a retired cop and the former Philadelphia police commissioner. Marin Ireland (Homeland, Mildred Pierce) rounds out the cast of what has always read like a stellar project to me, based on what we know of it thus far. I followed the ads to WEtv's website, hoping to find a first trailer, or some images, or a hi-res version of the ad, but came up empty. So this mini version is all that's currently available apparently. But it means that a debut date is near (one has yet to be announced) as is a trailer.


And finally, here's a poster for ABC's Resurrection, which stars Omar Epps in the serial adaptation of author Jason Mott's debut novel, The Returned, which follows a family that gets caught up in a worldwide event in which loved ones return from the dead exactly as they last were in life. Omar Epps stars as Martin Bellamy, an agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a former cop who joined ICE when he got involved with a case involving the trafficking of children. He's empathetic with a soft spot for kids - despite not having a family of his own - and is fascinated by Jacob (newcomer Landon Gimenez), a mysterious boy who popped up from nowhere in the middle of rural China. Epps leads a cast that includes Kurtwood Smith, Devin KelleyMatt CravenFrances FisherSam HazeldineSamaire ArmstrongNicholas Gonzalez and Mark Hildreth. The poster debuted this afternoon and is embedded below:

This article is related to: TV News, Toni Trucks, Jocko Sims, Damon Gupton, Nia Long, Omar Epps

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