Pilot News: Damages Star Feels Trauma, Pope's Still Popular
Anastasia Griffith, Carly Pope
We said, "Give this star a show," and they gave her one. Anastasia Griffith (aka Ellen's sis-in-law on Damages) has scored a gig on Trauma, NBC's drama pilot about first-response paramedics. Griffith will play an EMT whose paramedic beau died in a helicopter crash, says the Hollywood Reporter. (Fun and random fact: The London-bred Griffith is the real-life sis of Battlestar star Jamie Bamber!)
Previously cast on Trauma were Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) and Jamey Sheridan (Law & Order: CI).
In other Peacock pilot casting news, Carly Pope has joined the ensemble of Day One, a drama revolving around neighbors in an apartment complex following a catastrophic event. Pope will play a brilliant young woman who lives with her computer genius boyfriend (Adam Campbell). Recently, the Popular alumna had a short-lived role on the current season of 24, playing the murdered first son's doomed sweetheart.