Bex Taylor-Klaus has joined Fox’s upcoming western drama Deputy after an initial table read resulted in the recast of one of the leads. According to press site, she will be taking over the role of Deputy Brianna Bishop from Jasmine Kaur, starring opposite Stephen Dorff (True Detective). Deputy will be a one-hour police procedural that’s set in the ‘modern Wild West’ of Los Angeles.” Yee-haw!
The official logline reveals that Deputy will follow “a career lawman named Bill (Dorff) who’s very comfortable kicking down doors and being utterly lost in a staff meeting. But when the L.A. County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.” Fox has only ordered a script commitment for Deputy, but with Castle’s Will Beall at the helm of the drama, we don’t see any way it doesn’t make it to series. Beall will also serve as an executive producer alongside Suicide Squad scribe David Ayer and The Americans’ Chris Long.
Should Deputy be picked up to series it would join Fox’s mixed bag of genre dramas including The Resident, Empire, Gotham, 9-1-1, and Lethal Weapon. The network also recently ordered to series an animated comedy voice-starring Kristen Bell and Maya Rudolph called Bless the Harts for the 2019-2020 season. The series is set to follow “a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter.”
Taylor-Klaus recently appeared in Netflix’s original movie Dumplin’ and starred in MTV’s Scream series. She has also guest-starred on series such as Arrow, iZombie, House of Lies, Longmire, and The Killing.
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