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

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.

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14 Comments
  1. ninamags says:

    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 :)

  2. Kristina says:

    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!

  3. Jerry says:

    Didn’t I already watch The Tomorrow People when it was called X-Men? And Heroes? And Alphas?

  4. Renee says:

    I want Pellegrino back on Revolution. And to me he will always be Rita’s ex that Dexter offed with the frying pan.

  5. Tran says:

    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.

  6. omabin says:

    Sooo happy about both these news!

  7. ollie says:

    yay for henry and mark. but scary pic of.mark.

  8. Rachel says:

    Mark Pellegrino as a Big Bad?! Nooooo. (Although I don’t deny that he’s really good at it.)

  9. Nessie says:

    Well, having Cusick part of The Hundred means I’ll give it a shot if it makes it to air. Love him.

  10. Vanny says:

    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….

    • Delia says:

      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.

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