Pilot Scoop: A&E's X-Files-esque Occult Drama Adds NCIS Alum Sarah Jane Morris

Sarah Jane MorrisNCIS alum Sarah Jane Morris has boarded A&E’s Occult pilot in a role that would seem to not afford her much screen time.

Or will it…? [Cue spooky X-Files theme]

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In the drama project penned by celebrated X-Files scribe James Wong, Morris will play wife to Josh Lucas’ FBI Agent Dolan, TVLine has learned exclusively.

Thing is, as the series opens, Dolan is returning from leave after going off the deep end while investigating… his wife Rebekah’s disappearance. :-O

Now back on the job, Dolan is paired with Noa Blair (Lynn Collins, True Blood), an agent who, perhaps because of her own “complicated” past, specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for a newly formed occult crimes task force.

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Also on board for the pilot are Agnes Bruckner (Covert Affairs), playing a presumed dead lass who eerily rises from the autopsy table resolved to join a cult; Daniel Henney (Hawaii Five-0) as the Special Agent in Charge who assigns Dolan to what I am dubbing “the OCTF”; and Brennan Brown (Person of Interest) as the Assistant Director of the FBI’s New Orleans field office.

In addition to her NCIS arc, Morris’ TV credits include Brothers & Sisters and guest-starring turns on Castle and Body of Proof.



Comments (19)

  • I’m reminded of what happened with Harsh Realms, the Chris Carter TV show, and the lawsuit that followed by the creators of the Harsh Realms graphic novel.

    Comment by Michael Sacal – June 11, 2013 08:00 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Great cast. So excited to see Lynn Collins and Agnes Bruckner!

    Comment by Cherry – June 11, 2013 08:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sounds like a good show. It reminds of the the 2005 version of Night Stalker which was horribly underrated I thought.

    Comment by Cory – June 11, 2013 11:33 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So let me get this right. We have an FBI agent obsessed with the paranormal? And an FBI agent obsessed with a family member’s disappearance? And it’s created by a writer for THE X-FILES? And it ISN’T called The X-Files? (Yeah, yeah, so on TXF it was the same FBI agent, but still!)

    Comment by meme – June 11, 2013 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Couldn’t stand Sarah Jane Morris on NCIS. Will be consistent in not liking her wherever she lands. One of the very few times I really don’t like an actor.

    Comment by Suncatcher – June 11, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think Sarah Jane Morris is a fine actress. I loved her on NCIS. Was hoping she would become a permanent cast member of that show.

      Comment by Karen Moore – June 12, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Sarah Jane Morris is an excellent and accomplished actress. She is a solid addition to the cast of this new show. You are a butthurt clown.

      Comment by tsizzlehotpiss – June 13, 2013 02:39 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • I think that she is wonderful actress have you seen her life time movies you need to be more open minded

      Comment by Amanda – August 13, 2013 12:23 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad to know I can see Sarah Jane Morris on tv again.

    Comment by Jjingle – June 11, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Fringe?

    Comment by Joe – June 12, 2013 01:14 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sara J Morris will be a great addition to Occult. Can’t wait to see her join the show.

    Comment by L adcock – June 12, 2013 01:55 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Oh good. have missed her since NCIS….

    Comment by tw111 – June 12, 2013 02:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So glad to see Sarah Jane Morris as part of the
    cast. Love her work.

    Comment by Karen Moore – June 12, 2013 03:13 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Always like shows with Sarah Jane Morris! Good addition to this cast. Sounds like an inter- esting premise.

    Comment by Hartman – June 12, 2013 03:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Sara Jane has class and polish. Her characters always handle themselves well.

    Comment by Ann Uhlhorn – June 12, 2013 03:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Can’t wait to see Sarah Jane Morris again. She’s cute!!

    Comment by Ellen – June 12, 2013 03:18 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Looking forward to seeing Sara Jane Morris again. Enjoyed her on NCIS.

    Comment by Fran – June 12, 2013 05:31 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • So happy to know we’ll be able to see the lovely and talented Miss Morris back on TV!!

    Comment by Mary Lou Foy – June 12, 2013 06:44 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I remember a guest appearance by Sarah on the Ghost Whisperer…good preparation?! She will be a great addition to the cast

    Comment by Nancy Glaub – June 13, 2013 09:16 AM PDT  Reply To This Post

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