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

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by Tambay A. Obenson
March 21, 2013 10:19 AM
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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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