The annual tussle for talent in TV is leading a lot of sure-thing or nearly-sure-thing shows to jump-start their hiring process, reports Deadline TV Editor Nellie Andreeva (read more here: http://www.deadline.com/2012/12/pilot-season-casting-gets-ahead-of-pilot-orders-this-year/ )
You can see it with the TV reboot of “Beverly Hills Cop” (our photo is of Eddie Murphy successor Brandon T. Jackson), but there are plenty of others, Nellie says. The somewhat ironic reaction to these early starts: some sought-after talent doesn’t want to settle in with a show before seeing what all their options may be leading into the annual pilot-season hiring frenzy.
Some people in Hollywood, it seems, prefer to play the field versus taking the sure thing. Who would have guessed?