The news surrounding Hollywood’s annual TV pilot season has heated up in recent weeks with the casting announcements of not one, but three “Twilight” stars. It’s hard for us to think about life beyond the fifth and final Twi-film, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2,” but it’s clear that the actors are thinking about life after the films that made them household names.
This week’s “Twilight” Tuesday is dedicated to Ashley Greene, Rachelle Lefevre and Billy Burke, along with any other “Twilight” stars who make an appearance on the small screen in the coming months or years.
Coincidentally enough, Greene has signed on to play another Alice, this time in the ABC drama “Americana.” The show revolves around a well-known family fashion house run by Robert Soulter (Anthony LaPaglia) that is suddenly shaken up by the arrival of a hot new designer in town (Greene). Other players in the mix include Emilie de Ravin (“Lost”) as Soulter’s fashionista daughter, Natalie Mendoza and Ken Olin.
Lefevre, who originated the role of Victoria in “Twilight” and has a supporting role on “A Gifted Man,” has landed the lead in the CBS drama “Applebaum,” which is based on Ayelet Waldman’s Mommy Track Mysteries book series about a public defender-turned stay-at-home mom who eventually tires of being at home all the time and decides to return to work and become a private investigator. “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” director Chris Columbus will helm the pilot.
Finally, Burke, a.k.a. Bella’s dad Charlie Swan, will appear in NBC’s action drama “Revolution.” Burke is set to play a charismatic Marine who is among a group of people trying to find their loved ones as well as a way to survive when all sources of energy in the world have, for some reason, disappeared from existence. The pilot will be executive-produced by J.J. Abrams and directed by “Iron Man” helmer Jon Favreau.
So with all these Twilighters taking to TV, who’s next? I, for one, would love to see some tongue-in-cheek guest appearances by the cast on shows like “True Blood” or “Vampire Diaries.” Nikki Reed told me she’s dying to do a stint on HBO’s vampy soap, and I think if it were done right, it could be both awesome and hilarious. Jackson Rathbone just left his other passion project, the band 100 Monkeys, so surely he could fit in a couple of days as a mysterious stranger/being in Mystic Falls, right?
What “Twilight” stars would you like to see on television? Let us know in the comments below, or tweet me @karawarner!
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