Among the frontrunners this pilot season for The CW, one of the more subtle newcomers compared to the network's sci-fi dramas and the buzzed about spin-off The Originals might be Company Town. Though pilots are fast underway to start shooting, the project has slowly been assembling after it seemingly came out of nowhere for a pick up. Now, one actress familiar to fans of werewolves and the Kanima might wind up back on television this fall as she's the first to join an all-new type of tale.
Gage Golightly (Teen Wolf) has been cast as one of the lead roles in The CW's Company Town, a navy drama penned by ex-Supernatural showrunner Sera Gamble and will be directed by Oscar nominee Taylor Hackford. Both will serve as executive producers on the project while Golightly is the first cast within the pilot.
The possible series starts after a scandal at a Naval base in Virginia touches the lives of both civilians and military personnel in the area, launching us into a multigenerational, multiclass, family and relationship series centered around two early twentysomething women who grew up together and were once best friends, but now are on opposite sides of the townie/military divide.
Golightly will play one of the two aforementioned women Krista, who has lived a life of privelege and is now engaged to Paul, one of the naval officers involved in the scandal. Confident and strong, Krista begins to show her vulnerable side when Paul's involvement catches her off guard.
Golightly marks the second Teen Wolf actress cast in a lead role for a CW pilot this season, after Adelaide Kane was cast as Mary Queen of Scots in the network's potential new drama Reign. This will not affect the actress' role in the MTV hit, however, as it was confirmed that she would not be returning for the upcoming third season. Prior to her role on the supernatural drama, Golightly has starred in Nickelodeon's The Troop, Big Time Rush and True Jackson VP, while she also had a recurring role on The CW's short-lived Ringer.
Production is scheduled to begin next month with a series order decision to come in May.