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Milo Ventimiglia to star in The Company You Keep – UPDATE

Milo Ventimiglia to star in The Company You Keep

This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia will star in ABC pilot of The Company You Keep as a con man who falls in love with a CIA agent. The actor has signed on to star in and exec produce The Company You Keep, an hourlong ABC drama pilot.

The series is based on the Korean format My Fellow Citizens. It is being written and EP’d by Julia Cohen (Legion, The Royals). Additional EPs include Jon M. Chu, Todd Harthan, Caitlin Foito, Russ Cundiff and Lindsay Goffman. According to Deadline, The Company You Keep is looking good for a pickup.

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“A night of passion leads to love between con man Charlie (Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma, who are unknowingly on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the ‘family business’ so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in-hand — forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences.”

Ventimiglia’s Co-star

Catherine Haena Kim has been cast as Emma in ‘The Company You Keep,’ an ABC drama pilot starring Milo Ventimiglia.

Emma is described as the self-deprecating black sheep of an Asian American political dynasty who has never been afraid to carve her own path despite the objections of her impressive family. When she meets Charlie (Ventimiglia) by chance in a bar, sparks fly and the two wind up falling in love. But with Emma unaware that Charlie is a lifelong grifter, while he is unaware that she’s a CIA officer on the tail of the very mobster who’s blackmailing his family, they’re on a collision course that could not only ruin their relationship but the lives of their two polar opposite families.

William Fichtner is set as a lead opposite Milo Ventimiglia and Catherine Haena Kim

Fichtner will play Leo. A former steel worker turned grifter, Leo is a master of the sleight of hand. Cards, shell games, pick-pocketing, Leo learned the fine art of the misdirect a long time ago. A proud man who’d do anything for his family, Leo has a lifetime of regrets and soon he won’t remember any of them. In the early stage of Alzheimer’s, Leo is determined to pull off one last big score to make his family financially secure before he loses his faculties.

The pilot will be shot off-cycle to accomodate This Is Us star Ventimiglia’s commitment to the departing NBC family drama series.

Sarah Wayne Callies will be Charlie’s sister

Callies (Prison Break, Colony) has been cast as Birdie, Charlie’s bossy big-sister and co-owner of the bar they run together that also serves as a front to their illegitimate family business. The character is a single mother to a hearing-impaired daughter.

Also joining the drama from writer Julia Cohen (The Royals) are James Saito (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Joe, Emma’s father; Tim Chiou (Truth Be Told, Space Force) as David, Emma’s brother; Freda Foh Shen (911) as Grace, Emma’s mother; and Felisha Terrell (Queens, Dynasty) as Daphne, the new head of the Maguire crime family.

Cohen, Ventimiglia, Jon M. Chu, Todd Harthan, Caitlin Foito, Russ Cundiff and Lindsay Goffman exec produce the drama. The Company You Keep hails from 20th Television, the studio behind NBC’s This Is Us where Ventimigila is based with an overall deal.

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Source: TVLine

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