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Casting Couch: Three Put On Leathers for "Anarchy," Casting Begins on "Inseparable"

FX has found its leads for multi-generational biker drama Sons of Anarchy.

Charlie Hunnam (Undeclared), Scott Glenn (The Bourne Ultimatum), and Katey Sagal (Lost) have come board the drama pilot, which will be directed by Allen Coulter (who, not so coincidentally, directed fellow FX drama pilot Damages, in addition to The Sopranos).

Sons of Anarchy, formerly known as Forever Sam Crow, revolves around Jack (Hunnam), a man in his twenties who tries to balance his duties as a first-time father against his involvement in a motorcycle club--the titular Sons of Anarchy--founded by his step-father (Glenn). Sagal will play Jack's mother, the matriarch of the club.

Project comes from writer/executive producer Kurt Sutter (The Shield). Fox21 has attached themselves to co-produce the pilot, along with FX Prods. Shooting is slated to begin February 14th.

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In other pilot news, FOX has begun casting on the one-hour project Inseparable from creator Shaun Cassidy (Invasion).

One glitch: the project doesn't actually have a pilot order and won't receive one from FOX until Cassidy, who also created series American Gothic, Roar, Players, and Cover Me, can turn in revisions after the WGA strike ends.

The rationale? With the strike stretching on to who knows when, FOX is hoping to get a head start to pushing ahead with the project once the strike ends.

Inseparable is described by The Hollywood Reporter as a "modern-day Jekyll and Hyde tale about a partially paralyzed forensic psychiatrist with a split personality whose alter ego is a charismatic criminal." It was previously developed at CBS during the 2003-04 season.

Stay tuned.

What's On Tonight

8 pm: Ghost Whisperer (CBS); 1 vs. 100 (NBC); Friday Night SmackDown (CW; 8-10 pm); Grey's Anatomy (ABC);
Bones (FOX)

9 pm: Moonlight (CBS); Friday Night Lights (NBC); Cashmere Mafia (ABC);
House (FOX)

10 pm: NUMB3RS (CBS);
Las Vegas (NBC); 20/20 (ABC)

What I'll Be Watching

8-11 pm: BBC America.

If you happen to be staying in after a long work week, why not do it in true Anglophile style with back-to-back episodes of Coupling and The Catherine Tate Show?

Comments

Anonymous said…
Scott Glenn? I'm in.
Anonymous said…
"Multi-generational biker drama?" Oh dear.

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