Pilot News: V Catches Firefly Star, and More ABC Castings
Morena Baccarin, Tammy Blanchard
The Visitors of ABC's V reboot have found their leader, and her face is familiar to sci-fi fans. Morena Baccarin (aka Firefly's Inara and Stargate SG-1's Adria) has landed the lead role of Anna, the frontwoman for Earth's very special guests, says the Hollywood Reporter. Previously announced V castings include Scott Wolf and Morris Chestnut.
In other ABC pilot news, Emmy winner Tammy Blanchard (Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows) has joined Empire State, playing a gal pal of the blue-collar guy at the heart of this modern-day Romeo and Juliet tale, while Eliza Coupe (Scrubs) is a baddie with the ability to turn invisible in No Heroics, a comedy about B-list superheroes.
Also at the Alphabet network, Rupert Penry-Jones (MI-5) has landed the lead in an as-yet-untitled Jerry Bruckheimer drama, playing a former cop who leads a group of amateur detectives.