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Steve McQueen Casts Newcomer Devon Terrell As Lead Of His HBO Drama Pilot ‘Codes Of Conduct’

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After an extensive global search, newcomer Devon Terrell has landed the lead in Codes Of Conduct, HBO’s drama pilot from Steve McQueen, director of the Oscar-winning slavery feature 12 Years A Slave. The project — a provocative exploration of a young black man’s experience entering New York high society — was put on a fast-track development last October when McQueen started exploring casting choices for the lead, Beverly Snow. It was a long and exhaustive process.

“I needed to find aImage (1) stevemcqueen__131029045608.jpeg for post 622305n extraordinary actor,” said McQueen, who co-wrote and is directing the pilot. “Although you’re trying to find something you recognize, it’s more about finding something you’re surprised by.  Devon had this quality.  It was no easy task casting the character of Beverly Snow and, with the help of HBO, we left no stone unturned. This was a 10-month intense process in which we came across many talented actors, but…

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