The CW has been trying to get its Hunger Games-esque “The Selection” on the air since last year’s pilot season, and now that they have a retooled script for this year, they’ve hired a new lead actress. Read on for the details.
Per Deadline, Israeli actress Yael Grobglas has landed the sought-after role of America Singer in The CW’s “The Selection.” Unknown to US audiences, Grobglas previously toplined the Israeli series “Tanuhi” (“Give it a Rest”) and appeared in the film Kalevet (Rabies).
Last year the part was played by Aimee Teegarden (“Friday Night Lights”), but she’s tied up with another CW pilot this year, “Oxygen.”
The pilot was (re)written by Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain based on the book by Kiera Cass. “The Selection” is set 300 years in the future and is about 35 working-class young women who are chosen via a lottery to participate in a competition for the Royal Prince’s hand in marriage, which would make the winner the new queen. Our heroine is forced to balance loyalty to family, true love, and kingdom as she tries to stay true to herself in the cutthroat competition, all while a growing rebellion threatens to crush the crown. Warner Brothers is producing.
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