Casting News: Lost Alums Book CW Sci-Fi Pilots, Entourage Star Among Hostages and More

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blog_combo_2.22.13Former island dwellers Mark Pellegrino and Henry Ian Cusick have signed on to new sci-fi pilots from The CW.

Pellegrino has been cast as The Tomorrow People‘s Big Bad and Cusick will play an adventurous apocalypse survivor in The Hundred, our sister site Deadline reports. 

The Tomorrow People, a superhero drama pilot from Greg Berlanti (Arrow) and Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) is adapted from the 1970s UK series and follows several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution.

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Each of them posses special powers, including the ability to teleport and communicate with each other telepathically. Together, they fight evil.

Pellegrino’s Dr. Jedikiah Price is an evolutionary biologist who sees the Tomorrow People as a grave danger to the human race.

His long list of TV credits include LostGrimm, Revolution and Person of Interest; he also recurs on Supernatural and Being Human.

Cusick’s project, The Hundred, is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization. A spaceship housing the lone human survivors sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. The project is based on upcoming Alloy book series by Kass Morgan.

The former Scandal star will play Kane, an officer aboard the Ark who wants the Chancellor’s job.

Cusick currently recurs on Body of Proof and The Mentalist.

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In other casting news:

Shirley Rumierk (The Good Wife, White Collar) has been cast as Winsome in ABC’s drama pilot Murder in Manhattan, TVLine has learned.The hourlong dramedy from Without a Trace’s Maria Maggenti follows a New York-based mother and daughter who team up as amateur sleuths.

Rhys Coiro (Entourage) has been cast in Hostages, a CBS drama pilot, Deadline reports.The Jerry Bruckheimer-produced project revolves around a family caught in the middle of a grand political conspiracy.

Comments (14)

  • Wow, the CW sure does have a lot of pilots in the works.

    Hopefully we will get to see Lucifer in some capacity in any CW show.

    Love him :)

    Comment by ninamags – February 22, 2013 01:08 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope that doesn’t mean we won’t see him on Revolution anymore. But I’d love for him to be in a series full time!

    Comment by Kristina – February 22, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Didn’t I already watch The Tomorrow People when it was called X-Men? And Heroes? And Alphas?

    Comment by Jerry – February 22, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • it’s on the CW so maybe it will survive.They should have just bought Alphas from Syfy.

      Comment by Shaun – February 22, 2013 01:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Uhhhh, make Wiki your friend. The Tomorrow People is adapted from a British sci-fi series of many eons ago.

      Comment by TMW – February 22, 2013 03:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I want Pellegrino back on Revolution. And to me he will always be Rita’s ex that Dexter offed with the frying pan.

    Comment by Renee – February 22, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He didn’t off him with a frying pan. Dexter set him up, and he was killed in prison.

      Comment by Rob Watkins – February 22, 2013 07:33 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hope Tomorrow People gets picked up as a series for the CW because of Mark Pellegrino because he does deserve to have his own series. Looks like his run on Revolution may soon be over just like is going to happen to Kim Raver who’s moving on to do the NCIS: L.A. spinoff.

    Comment by Tran – February 22, 2013 01:59 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sooo happy about both these news!

    Comment by omabin – February 22, 2013 02:24 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • yay for henry and mark. but scary pic of.mark.

    Comment by ollie – February 22, 2013 04:03 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mark Pellegrino as a Big Bad?! Nooooo. (Although I don’t deny that he’s really good at it.)

    Comment by Rachel – February 22, 2013 05:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Well, having Cusick part of The Hundred means I’ll give it a shot if it makes it to air. Love him.

    Comment by Nessie – February 22, 2013 08:38 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • When does Mark Pellegrino NOT play a big bad…. Granted, he is good at it, but really..? Someone please give him a part where he plays a good guy…lol….

    Comment by Vanny – February 24, 2013 11:34 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • He didn’t play a “big bad” when he was Brenda Leigh Johnson’s lawyer on The Closer. AND he was hilarious.

      I’m very glad to see him get his own show – every time I saw him pop as a guest on one of the shows I watched, I knew I was in for a treat.

      Comment by Delia – February 25, 2013 01:50 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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