CHARMED producer Brad Kern has written and will oversee an untitled pilot for The WB! centering around a mermaid, according to SCI FI WIRE.
"The mermaid is being played by a fresh new face that we've plucked out of Sydney, Australia," Kern said in an interview. "We were casting literally around the world looking for our mermaid. We looked in London and New York and New Zealand, Hollywood, Florida, Melbourne and Sydney."
Kern added, "I think we looked at around 300 people, and we finally found this amazing, fresh 20-year-old who is just an ethereal beauty. She's got a very unique look, which is what I was looking for. I wanted somebody to come out of the water who looked unlike anybody we've ever seen before. Her name is Natalie Kelley."