Ben J. Pierce as been cast as the lead in The CW pilot “Glamorous,” about a gender non-conforming teen working at a high-profile cosmetics company.
Pierce will star as Marco, described as “an ambitious and creative gender non-conforming teenager who uses makeup and fashion to let his queer self bloom. Fresh off his high school graduation, Marco’s life changes when an unplanned rant on YouTube bashing a cosmetics company for their shoddy products lands him a dream internship at the side of its founder and CEO, Madolyn.”
The “Fuller House” alum joins the previously announced Brooke Shields, who will play Madolyn in the Eva Longoria-directed pilot.
“The Bold and the Beautiful” alum Pierson Fodé will also join the cast as Chad, “an ambitious alpha male who works at the cosmetics company his mother founded, styling himself as her heir apparent. While openly gay, Chad is buttoned down and unsophisticated, with a personality and wardrobe that would be more at home on Wall Street than the beauty industry.”
Hailing from CBS Television Studios, “Glamorous” is written and executive produced by Jordon Nardino. Damon Wayans Jr. is also an executive producer on the project, and Kameron Tarlow of his Two Shakes Entertainment banner serves as co-executive producer.
“Instinct” and “Royal Pains” alum Michael Rauch has also signed onto the project as executive producer.