Peter Krause has signed on as the lead in ABC's drama pilot Dirty Sexy Money, playing an idealistic lawyer who inherits the job of representing a powerful and ethically flexible family after his father dies.
Krause was one of the most sought-after actors this pilot season. The Six Feet Under star most recently starred in the Sci Fi Channel miniseries The Lost Room.
Also at ABC, Miranda Otto is set to star in Cashmere Mafia, a pilot about four successful female executives. Otto will play a top marketing executive for a cosmetics giant. Her feature credits include War of the Worlds and Flight of the Phoenix.
Meanwhile, Kim Raver (24) will star in another pilot about a group of powerful New York women, NBC's Lipstick Jungle, which revolves around a trio of power-hungry rich women. Raver will play the glamorous editor-in-chief of pop-culture bible Bonfire magazine.Read more
Oscar winner Anna Paquin is making her first foray into series television as the lead in True Blood, an HBO drama pilot from the creator of Six Feet Under.
Ryan Kwanten and Sam Trammell have also been cast in the project, which Alan Ball wrote and is set to direct and executive produce.
Based on the Southern Vampire book series by Charlaine Harris, True Blood takes place in a world in which vampires can buy Japanese-made synthetic blood. Their integration into a small Louisiana town causes quite a stir, and a love story ensues between a vampire and Sookie Stackhouse (Paquin), an innocent waitress who can read people's minds.
Kwanten will play the waitress' brother. Trammell will play the owner of the restaurant where she works.
Paquin's upcoming credits include the films Margaret and Blue State, as well as HBO's Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee. She ...Read more