Lesley-Ann Brandt to replace Lina Esco as Maze
Californication creator Tom Kapinos will pen the script for the Warner Bros. Television entry and executive produce via his Aggressive Mediocrity banner. Jerry Bruckheimer and his Jerry Bruckheimer Television topper Jonathan Littman will executive produce, while the company’s KristieAnne Reed is set as a co-executive producer. Len Wiseman will executive produce and direct the pilot after serving in the same capacity on Fox’s Sleepy Hollow.
Brandt becomes the latest recasting this pilot season. Cynthia McWilliams took on the female lead in NBC’s Love Is a Four Letter Word when star Meta Golding exited after the table read. CBS’ Code Black also replaced its lead when producers opted to age-up the role and tapped co-star Marcia Gay Harden to take over for Maggie Grace.