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TV Pilot Casting News - S. Epatha Merkerson & Mekia Cox Book Roles

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act March 21, 2013 at 10:19AM

First, veteran actress S. Epatha Merkerson will guest star in Fox’s drama pilot Boomerang. The project, from ER and Shameless producer John Wells, focuses on the everyday ups and downs of a family-run business - except this family business is working as assassins for the U.S. government.
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First, veteran actress S. Epatha Merkerson will guest star in Fox’s drama pilot Boomerang. The project, from ER and Shameless producer John Wells, focuses on the everyday ups and downs of a family-run business - except this family business is working as assassins for the U.S. government.

Merkerson will play a mysterious agency bureaucrat.

Davey Holmes (Pushing Daisies, Awake) penned the script and Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow) is set to direct. 

Second, Mekia Cox has landed a series regular role on another Fox drama, titled Human, from J.J. Abrams and J.H. Wyman. Described as a futuristic cop series, Human is an action-packed buddy-cop show set in the near future, when all LAPD officers are partnered with highly evolved human-like androids. 

Michael Ealy was the first actor cast in the pilot, which will star Karl Urban. Ealy will play a character named Dorian, the android partner of LAPD officer John Kennex (Urban), who understands humanity more than his human counterpart.

Meanwhile, Mekia Cox will play Kennex's ex-lover.

Brad Anderson, who just directed Halle Berry in The Call, will direct and co-exec produce the pilot.

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