Andrea Londo, Warren Christie, Amy Acker, Kelly Bishop, Jon Ecker, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri And Aliyah Royale To Star In Julie Durk Pilot At Freeform

Deadline is reporting that Freeform have ordered the 'Hitchcockian' nanny drama pilot from Julie Durk which will star Andrea Londo, Warren Christie, Amy Acker, Kelly Bishop, Jon Ecker, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri and Aliyah Royale.

Deadline is reporting that Freeform have ordered the ‘Hitchcockian’ nanny drama pilot from Julie Durk which will star Andrea Londo, Warren Christie, Amy Acker, Kelly Bishop, Jon Ecker, Lex Lumpkin, Henry Joseph Samiri and Aliyah Royale.

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The untitled one-hour drama pilot, which was known as The Nanny during development, is described as a Hitchcockian contemporary thriller that follows a young woman as she is thrust into a world of old money and deadly secrets.

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Andrea Londo (whose credits include Narcos and Superfly) will be playing the role of Elena, who at first seems like just a wholesome, friendly young woman trying to get a job as the live-in nanny to a wealthy widower and his young son at the Greybourne. But she’s not the wide-eyed innocent she seems to be. Once Elena is ensconced in this world, she’ll discover she’s not the only one with dark secrets or a hidden agenda.

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Warren Christie (whose recent credits include Land and Batwoman) will be playing the role of Matthew, a self-made architect dealing with tremendous sorrow over his wife’s death. That’s one of the reasons he’s determined to do everything he can to help his young son be a happy little boy again, including hiring a new nanny. But to his surprise, he has instant chemistry with Elena.

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Amy Acker (whose recent credits include The Gifted and All Rise) will be playing the role of Tory, a woman who always has resented her younger, effortlessly graceful late sister. She takes an instant dislike to the fresh-faced, eager young nanny hired by her handsome brother-in-law. Although she’s married, she obviously has eyes for Matthew, inserting herself into his life and the life of her young nephew whenever she can.

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Kelly Bishop (whose credits include Gossip Girl and The Salzburg Story) will be playing the role of Mrs. Ivey, an imperious woman used to ruling the roost and getting her way through a potent combination of wealth, power and sheer force of will.

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Jon Ecker (whose credits include Queen of the South and Chicago Fire) will be playing the role of Scottie, Elena’s boyfriend, sexy, seemingly a bit unpolished but not to be underestimated as he’s very sharp and always playing the long game. Lex Lumpkin (whose credits include All That and Drama Club) will be playing the role of Elliott, a teenager who lives in The Greybourne with his wealthy, accomplished parents. Henry Joseph Samiri (whose credits include 9-1-1: Lone Star and The Bold and The Beautiful) will be playing the role of Jasper, Matthew’s son, a shy, sad child who’s still reeling from the recent death of his mother. He has trouble trusting anyone, but we see the smart, funny, independent kid he really is when he starts to open up to Elena, who makes him laugh and feel safe again. Aliyah Royale (whose credits include The Walking Dead: World Beyond and The Red Line) will be playing the role of Ginny, a cool, stylish young woman with dyed magenta hair who works alongside Elena as a nanny at The Greybourne.

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The untitled pilot is written by Durk and comes from ABC Signature and Ryan Seacrest Productions. Durk will serve as executive producer alongside Ryan Seacrest, Nina Wass and Andrea Shay. Jeffrey Reiner will direct the pilot.