NBC's modern-day "Hatfields & McCoys" has found two of its leading ladies. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rebecca De Mornay will play matriarch Mary Hatfield, while Sophia Bush will play Emma McCoy, the daughter of Virginia Madsen's character, Eloise.
De Mornay's character is described as "a sophisticated, wealthy and driven woman who's the mayor of Pittsburgh and who runs the city through the family's development company and political connections. Although she married into the family, at this point, she is the family and all decisions go through her. According to her estranged husband, she's changed and is holding onto a private heartache from years ago."
Bush's character will be the blue-collar McCoy family's "highest hope and eldest sibling."
In other pilot news ...
"The Hundred" has found its star. Australian-born Eliza Taylor will play the lead in the CW drama about a group of juvenile delinquents sent back to a post-apocalyptic Earth after a nuclear war in the hope of recolonizing the planet. She'll play Clarke, who, as "the daughter of the surviving colony’s chief medical officer, also holds some important secrets." [Deadline]
"Suburgatory" star joins "Enlisted." Parker Young -- who plays Ryan Shay on the ABC comedy -- has been offered a lead role in Fox's "Enlisted." Young will play "Private Randy Waits, the endearing kid brother of Derrick and Pete (Geoff Stults). Randy’s a gung ho soldier with a heart of gold who unfortunately has a habit of destroying really expensive military equipment." The Fox pilot is in first position for Young, meaning that if both "Enlisted" and "Suburgatory" are picked up next season, Young will leave the ABC comedy for Fox. [TVLine]
"The Young and the Restless" star settles in ABC's "Venice." Michael Graziadei will play Josh Nance, son to Gordy Nance (Bruce Greenwood) and brother to Sophie (Odette Annable). The Nances are a rival family to the Carvers, and both clans will begin to fall apart thanks to a "Romeo and Juliet" style affair that forms between two of their members. [Deadline]