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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.