Pilot News: Buffy's Watcher Anthony Head to Rule Over The CW's Selection Drama

The Selection SpoilersFor 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.

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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.