Australian actress Maia Mitchell and David Lambert have landed lead roles opposite Teri Polo and Sherri Saum in ABC Family‘s drama pilot The Fosters, executive produced by Jennifer Lopez. The project tells the story of Stef (Polo) and Lena (Saum) Foster, a mixed-race couple who are raising Stef’s biological son Brandon (Lambert), along with several adopted children. When Lena decides to take in Callie (Mitchell), a troubled teen with an abusive past, Callie’s disruptive ways threaten to turn the Fosters’ lives upside down. Brandon, who has a warm relationship with his two moms and adoptive siblings, is instantly drawn to Callie.
Mitchell, repped by Station 3?s Peter McGrath and Eaton Management in Australia, plays the female lead of the Disney Channel’s upcoming 1960s TV movie/musical Teen Beach Movie. Lambert is with Osbrink and Industry’s Dan Spilo.
So exciting! Can’t wait!