20th Television is currently developing a new pilot for ABC called “The Company You Keep”, which will star Milo Ventimiglia, Catherine Haena Kim.
The series is about what happens when 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.”
According to Deadline, William Fichtner has joined the cast and will be playing the role of 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.
William Fichtner has previously starred in “Prison Break”, “Mom” and “Joe vs Carole”.
The series is based on a Korean series, “My Fellow Citizens”. It is being written by Julia Cohen, who has previously worked on “Riverdale”, “The Royals” and “A Million Little Things”. She will also be an executive producer alongside Russ Cundiff. Jon M. Chu, Todd Harthan, Caitlin Foito and Lindsay Goffman. Deanna Harris will produce the series.
Should the pilot be picked up for a series, we should expect to see it released on Hulu and ABC in the US and as a Star Original on Disney+ internationally.