I’m in Antwerp at the moment, but I got the latest news from the Hollywood Reporter about the latest cast additions to the TNT pilot of “Rizzoli”.
Sasha Alexander will play Dr. Maura Isles.
Bruce McGill will play Detective Vince Korsak.
Jordan Bridges will play Frankie Rizzoli, Jane’s troublesome brother.
Lee Thompson Young will play Jane’s partner, Barry Frost.
The surprise for most of my readers will be Barry Frost. In the books, he’s a pale blonde. In the TV series, he’s an African-American — a nice development, as it sets up some hilarious tension and conflict between him and Vince Korsak, who’s famous for not being politically correct.
No word yet on who will play Gabriel Dean.