Deadline is reporting that Justified alum Natalie Zea has joined NBC’s sinkhole mystery pilot La Brea.
From David Applebaum (The Enemy Within), La Brea centers on a Los Angeles torn apart by the sudden emergence of a massive sinkhole and chronicles the journey of a family separated by the phenomena. With one half finding themselves in an unexplainable primeval world alongside a disparate group of strangers, all four members of the family will have to work that much harder to survive, uncover the reason for the sinkhole, and find a way home. If there even is one.
Zea will play family matriarch Claire Wolcott, a busy working mom just trying to keep it all together. Her overprotectiveness of her son gets exacerbated after they find themselves separated from the rest of their family.
La Brea is one of six drama pilots in contention at NBC for 2020-21, joining Ordinary Joe, which follows the three parallel lives of its protagonist after he makes a major life choice; Langdon, based on the Dan Brown Angels & Demons novel series; body swapping procedural Echo; space mystery Debris; and At That Age, a family drama following the aftermath of a Black family’s golden child suffering a catastrophic event.
In addition to her role on the FX drama, Zea’s television credits include The Detour, The Following, and Californication.