Natasha Henstridge has been tapped to star opposite Jonny Lee Miller in ABC’s drama pilot “Eli Stone,” while Michael Rispoli has landed a lead role on NBC’s drama pilot “Ft. Pit,” says The Hollywood Reporter.
“Eli,” from Touchstone TV and Berlanti Television, is a high-concept legal drama about Eli Stone (Miller), a brilliant young attorney at a top law firm who finds out he might be a prophet. Henstridge will play his gorgeous fiancee, a successful attorney and daughter of the senior partner at Stone’s firm (Victor Garber). Sam Jaeger also has been cast in “Eli” as a rabidly ambitious attorney, Stone’s archrival at the firm.
“Pit,” from Sony Pictures TV and Apostle, is a drama with comedic elements set at one of the worst NYPD precincts in Brooklyn. Rispoli will play a cop at the precinct assigned to desk duty. David Call also has been cast in “Pit,” playing a cop at the precinct assigned to ride with a rookie (James Badge Dale).