The pilot season is getting into full swing with a slew of new casting announcements. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Eric Christian Olsen has signed on for the lead of the untitled Ricky Blitt pilot for ABC. At NBC, Taylor Schilling has been cast as the lead of Mercy and 9-year-old Dakota Goyo has been set as the young lead for another untitled ABC pilot from Daniel Cerone.
Olsen (Fired Up) will star as an immature man in his 30s who becomes caught between his best clingy best friend and his new girlfriend and her two children.
Mercy centers on three nurses who form a friendship and schilling will portray the lead as Veronica Callahan, who becomes a nurse at Mercy Hospital after serving in Iraq.
The ABC pilot from Cerone will revolve around a low-grade detective (Jimmy Wolk) who enlists the help of his genius 11-year-old brother (Goyo) to help him solve crimes.
No production schedules were released for any of the pilots.