‘This Is Us’ star Milo Ventimiglia has been cast in the ABC drama ‘The Company You Keep,’ which has received an official pilot order on the Disney-backed broadcast network. According to Variety, the actor will also serve as an executive producer on the project. The show is based on the Korean drama “My Fellow Citizens,” which aired in 2019.
The actor will be seen playing a con man in the drama by writer Julia Cohen, known for her work in ‘The Royals’ and ‘A Million Little Things’. Besides writing, Cohen is also executive producer of “The Company You Keep.” Electric Somewhere’s Jon M. Chu and Caitlin Foito will also serve as executive producers, along with DiVide Pictures’ Russ Cundiff, Todd Harthan and Lindsay Goffman. DiVide’s Deanna Harris will produce. 20th Television is the studio, with DiVide currently under an overall deal there.
ABC’s official description of the project reads, “A night of passion leads to romance between con-man Charlie (Ventimiglia) and CIA undercover agent Emma, who are unknowingly on a professional collision course.While Charlie speeds up the “family business” so he can get away with it for good, Emma grows closer to the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts – forcing them to heed the lies which they recounted so that they could save themselves and their families from dire consequences.” Back in Ventimiglia, he is widely known for playing family man Jack Pearson on NBC’s “This Is Us” for the past six seasons. The series is currently in the middle of its sixth and final season, which concludes with the show’s finale on May 24.
While “The Company You Keep” marks the Emmy-nominated actor’s first venture into his post-Jack era, he recently filmed a guest role on the fourth season of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” The appearance reunited him with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino, who also created “Gilmore Girls,” where Ventimiglia played Jess, Alexis Bledel’s boyfriend Rory.
Ventimiglia has also starred in films such as ‘Rocky Balboa’, ‘The Art of Racing in the Rain’ and ‘Pathology’. (ANI)
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