Cherry Jones, Hank Azaria, Kathryn Hahn Cast in TV Pilots
22 Mar 2011
Photo by NBC/Chris Haston
Tony and Emmy Award winner Cherry Jones and veteran stage and screen actors Hank Azaria and Kathryn Hahn have been cast in pilots for the upcoming TV season, according to deadline.com.
Jones (Mrs. Warren's Profession, Doubt, The Heiress, "24") will co-star in the NBC drama pilot "REM." The thriller will star Jason Isaacs as Detective Michael Britten, who suffers an accident and wakes up to find himself living in two realities. In one, he has killed his son Rex (Dylan Minette); in the other, he has killed his wife Hannah (Laura Allen) in a car accident. Jones will play Dr. Stephanie Evans, Michael's psychiatrist in the reality in which his wife has died. David Slade will direct the pilot and co-executive produce with series creator Kyle Killen and Howard Gordon ("24").
Azaria (The Farnsworth Invention, Spamalot, "The Simpsons") and Hahn (Boeing-Boeing, "Hung," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") will co-star in the NBC comedy pilot "Free Agents." The actors will play Alex and Helen, two PR executives exploring an attraction while both are on the rebound. (Alex was recently divorced, and Helen just lost her fiancé.) The pilot is based on the U.K. series of the same name.