Skylar Astin, coming off his starring position on Zoey’s Strange Playlist, has been tapped because the male lead reverse Geena Davis in CBS’ mother-and-son felony drama pilot from creator/govt manufacturer Scott Prendergast and govt manufacturer Phil McGraw.
The untitled drama follows Todd (Astin), a skilled however directionless P.I. who’s the black sheep of his circle of relatives and, regardless of their opposing personalities, is of the same opinion to paintings because the in-house investigator for his overbearing mom, Joan (Davis), a a hit lawyer reeling from the hot dissolution of her marriage.
Todd’s existence is lately in shambles. He’s the “downside kid” of his circle of relatives and a sadness to Joan (Davis), his super-achieving mother. A former non-public detective who misplaced his license after some messy misunderstandings. Fast on his toes – and a bit too fast to lodge to mendacity to be able to get what he wishes – Todd could also be unorthodox, however he’s impressively just right at what he does. A grasp of tech, scrappy surveillance and social media.
Prendergast exec produces along Phil McGraw, Jay McGraw and Julia Eisenman by means of the Level 29 Productions banner. CBS Studios is the studio.
Astin, who lately joined ABC’s Gray’s Anatomy for a routine position, starred reverse Jane Levy in Zoey’s Strange Playlist, which aired on NBC for 2 seasons, and reprised his position within the followup film Zoey’s Strange Christmas on Roku. More than likely best possible identified for his position as Jesse within the Pitch Absolute best franchise, Astin additionally starred reverse Rachel Bloom within the ultimate season of the CW’s Loopy Ex-Female friend. He’s repped by means of Gersh, Foremost Leisure LA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.