Reina Hardesty (The Flash) has been cast as the lead in CW Pilot Maverick.
In a present day America that finds itself under authoritarian rule, the President’s daughter, Kit (Hardesty) –- raised to believe her father is moral and benevolent -– has her worldview rocked on her first day at Georgetown. Challenged by her fellow students, and under the watchful eye of Secret Service agents, she’ll have to decide if her loyalties lie with her family or with a growing resistance as she navigates her freshman year.
Hardesty’s Kit was raised in a family of wealth and power. Intelligent and an inquisitive dreamer, she finds her relationship and alliance with her family’s beliefs starting to change after she moves out to begin her first year in college.
Kit’s character is biracial — as is Hardesty — and Maverick is introducing what is believed to be the first Asian American First Lady on television. (The President on the show is white.)
Nandy Martin (The Fosters) and Zainne Saleh (The Night Shift) will also appear in the pilot. Martin will play Vanessa. Smart and tough, Vanessa is Kit’s new roommate at Georgetown and has no fear of speaking her mind. She constantly fights for the underdogs because she is one herself, even as she hides some of her own insecurities. Saleh is Cara. A sophomore at the University, Cara knows more of the cruelties of the world than she lets on. She’s been marginalized and is ready to fight back against the government by using her fearless ability to hack any system.