Thomas Cocquerel joins pilot for Get Christie Love
Deadline reports that Thomas Cocquerel is set to star in the upcoming pilot for ABC’s Get Christie Love. The series is from Courtney Kemp, the creator/showrunner for the STARZ series Power and is inspired by the 1970s blaxploitation-themed TV movie and subsequent series. Vin Diesel, Debra Martin Chase and Shana C. Waterman will handle producing duties. Cocquerel will star opposite Kylie Bunbury, who portrays lead Christie Love.
The outlet describes the project as “an action-packed, music-driven drama” and provides a brief description of the concept:
“[The series] centers on Christie Love, an African-American CIA agent who leads an elite ops unit. She transforms into whomever she needs to be to get the job done, especially when it’s down to the wire and the stakes are life and death. The high-adrenaline missions of the series are anchored by an emotional mystery about Christie’s first love — unearthing the truth about this relationship will be the biggest mission impossible of her life.”
Cocquerel will play Adam, one of the youngest team members of Christie’s counterintelligence unit. He is the young “action movie hero” guy and described as “smooth and just a bit cocky.” He joins the previous announced cast consisting of Bunbury, Julia Kelly, and Camille Guaty.
The Australian actor will appear alongside Anna Kendrick in the dramedy Table 19 and will portray actor Errol Flynn in the upcoming biopic In Like Flynn.
Get Christie Love has no premiere date as of yet.
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