's deal to become an NBC
" Bunny has gone through and she's being joined by an actress with experience in that particular milieu.
According to Variety
, Naturi Naughton
has also been cast in the NBC "Playboy" pilot, which takes place in one of the popular 1960s Playboy clubs.
The trade says that Heard will play Maureen, a new hire with "an untethered, unconscious sexuality." We can accept the "Informers" and "Hidden Palms" star in that kind of role.
Meanwhile, Naughton will play Brenda, Maureen's roommate and a young woman with aspirations to become the first African-American Playboy centerfold.
We'll buy Naughton in that role, especially because she appeared in the "Hands and Knees" episode of "Mad Men" this past season playing a Bunny at a Manhattan Playboy club involved with Jared Harris' Lane Pryce.
Other credits for Naughton include her turn as Lil Kim in "Notorious" and a lead role in 2009's "Fame" reboot.
The NBC "Playboy" pilot was created by Chad Hodge and will be produced by Imagine TV and 20th Century Fox TV.