More Aussies in US pilots

Ashley Zukerman, Anthony LaPaglia, Luke Mitchell land key roles in 3 upcoming US pilots.

Aussies continue to score roles in the USA.

Ashley Zukerman (The Code, Rush, Succession, Designated Survivor) has a lead role in NBC drama pilot Langdon.

He will take on the role as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon -played by Tom Hanks in film adaptations The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons and Inferno.

The pilot, from CBS Television Studios, Universal TV and Imagine TV, follows the early adventures of Robert Langdon, who must solve a series of deadly puzzles to save his kidnapped mentor and thwart a chilling global conspiracy.

Meanwhile Anthony LaPaglia has joined Aussie Jim Jefferies in his upcoming NBC multi-camera comedy pilot Jefferies.

Jefferies as a fictionalised version of himself – a comedian with a unique and often controversial take on modern life, relationships and co-parenting with his best friend (Betsy Brandt).

LaPaglia will play Trevor, Jim’s dad who is a recent widower and has moved into Jim’s guest house.

Elsewhere Luke Mitchell (Home and Away, The Tomorrow People, Agents of SHIELD) is set as the male lead opposite Stella Baker in the CW drama pilot The Republic of Sarah.

Faced with the destruction of her town at the hands of a greedy mining company, rebellious high school history teacher Sarah Cooper (Baker) utilises an obscure cartographical loophole to declare independence. Now Sarah must lead a young group of misfits as they attempt to start their own country from scratch. Mitchell will play Sarah’s brother Danny.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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    1. Yep and as the streamers start making Aussie Shows they’ll get those gigs as well, so by the time the Free To Airs find Reality is pulling people in any more and decide to do Aussie Scripted again there won’t be enough Aussie Actors left and they’ll be up a certain creek without a paddle.

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