Catherine Haena Kim (FBI) has been cast in the ABC drama pilot, ‘The Company You Keep.’ The actress will star alongside Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us).
“The Company You Keep” is based on the Korean format “My Fellow Citizens.” The story follows con man Charlie (Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma (Kim). A night of passion leads to love between the pair, who unknowingly are 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, Kim will play Emma, the self-deprecating black sheep of an Asian American political dynasty. She never been afraid to carve her own path despite the objections of her impressive family. Sparks fly when she meets Charlie by chance in a bar, and the two wind up falling in love. But with Emma unaware that Charlie is a lifelong grifter, while he is unaware that she’s a CIA officer on the tail of the very mobster who’s blackmailing his family, they’re on a collision course that could not only ruin their relationship but the lives of their two polar-opposite families.
The pilot is being written and exec produced by Julia Cohen. Executive producers include Cohen, Ventimiglia and Russ Cundiff on behalf of DiVide Pictures, Jon M. Chu and Caitlin Foito on behalf of Electric Somewhere, Todd Harthan and Lindsay Goffman. Deanna Harris of DiVide will produce.
20th Television is the studio, with DiVide currently under an overall.
Kim’s previous credits include FBI, HBO’s Ballers, and Hallmark’s Boyfriends of Christmas Past.