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Mary Among TV Networks Wishlists of Actors

Mary is among a list of actors and actresses who are being courted by television networks to possibly star in a new series. Keep in mind, Mary has already filmed the pilot for the HBO/Cinemax series Quarry alongside Logan Marshall Greene. That series, however, has yet to be picked up. Keep reading for more info:

With more than more than 80 pilots — some of them already picked up to series — the race to cast the hundreds of roles in the dramas and comedies in contention for the 2014-15 is well underway. Casting directors now find themselves in the annual scramble to lure stars who are both available and willing to commit to either multiple seasons, or in some cases, short-order limited series.

The increase in “limited” — or “event” — programming is helping to lure big names from the film world, with Hilary Swank, Diane Lane, Jennifer Garner, Luke Wilson, Ryan Phillippe and James Marsden all of receiving multiple offers.

While it’s unclear just how many of the box-office heavy-hitters will actually take on a pilot, it’s Final Destination 3 star Mary Elizabeth Winstead, 29, and Magic City‘s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, 47, who have vaulted to the top of pilot season’s wish list. Both actors, multiple sources say, aren’t over-exposed and are being courted because there are not a lot of actors available in those age ranges.

“Everyone wants to find that discovery that’s not really a discovery — that person people know and recognize but they’re not sure where they know them from,” the talent agent says, with another noting Watchmen star Morgan is “sexy for network TV but not sexy enough for film.”

Hopefully this means we’ll hear about Quarry (or possibly another pilot) soon! I’ll be sure to keep you all posted about what’ll happen.