For years, Anthony Head watched a young woman fight to save the world. Now, he’ll witness a different young woman fight to become royalty.
Head, Buffy‘s erstwhile Watcher, has been tapped to co-star in The CW drama pilot The Selection.
From Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain (Dollhouse, The Vampire Diaries), the Hunger Games-esque project is set 300 years in the future and centers on a working class woman (played by Israeli actress Yael Grobglas) chosen by lottery to participate in a competition for the Prince’s (Michael Malarkey) hand to become the nation’s next queen.
Per The Hollywood Reporter, Head joins as King Clarkson, the royal family’s patriarch.
Head’s most recent TV credits include Merlin, NBC’s ill-fated Free Agents and the U.K.’s Dancing on the Edge.