Pilot News: 24's Jeffrey Nordling, Nashville Actress Join ABC's Sea of Fire

Jeffrey Nordling Sea of Fire PilotJeffrey Nordling (24, Killer Women) and Christina Chang (Nashville‘s Megan) are the latest to board Sea of Fire, ABC’s Jennifer Carpenter-fronted pilot.

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Based on a Dutch series, the drama follows the fallout — including one murder and a disappearance — from the discovery that three teenage girls in a small town starred in a pornographic film.

Per our sister site Deadline, Nordling has been cast Christina Changas the minister father of the missing girl, while Chang will play the mother of the lost lass’ boyfriend.

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As previously announced, Dexter‘s Carpenter will play the FBI agent assigned to the increasingly troubling case, while Smash‘s Jack Davenport has been cast as the local sheriff who realizes a dark truth about her “perfect” daughter (Isabelle Cornish, Home & Away).

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  1. Joey says:

    So it looks like we’ve got Leland Palmer and Betty Briggs. :P

  2. DavidSask says:

    ABC should call itself the new soap network!

  3. Jerry says:

    I thought Sea of Fire was probably one of the better names ABC has for a show.

    Some people thought Revenge and Scandal could not last more than a couple of episodes based on names alone.

    Look at these horrible names: GCB, Cougar Town, Trophy Wife, Don’t Trust The B in Apartment 23 (!!!), 666 Park Avenue, Missing, The Whole Truth, The River etc

    • Hannah says:

      Scandal was initially named “Damage Control”, which I liked but probably wasn’t broad enough.

      I blame Trophy Wife’s ratings mostly on the title. What were they thinking? Something like “The Blond One” would have conveyed a similar idea without annoying the audience. Same goes for GCB, if people complain about the word “christian” being used ironically just change the title.

    • EJ386 says:

      I agree although the Dutch title was better. In Dutch we get to combine most word into a new word. So fire is ‘vuur’ and sea is ‘zee’, Together it is Vuurzee. I liked it because it took place in a seaside town. So literally sea, and it’s more powerful as one word.
      Also the name of the town were it took place was the fictitious ‘bloedzand’, which means Sand of Blood.

  4. Fernando says:

    This is shaping out to be a good cast, I hope ABC picks it up

  5. sarah says:

    So that must mean that Deacon ends things with Megan on Nashville.

  6. Forwarddad says:

    Or she runs away with Teddy :-)

  7. Daisy says:

    The last remake of a Dutch serises on ABC was pure crap (Betrial), but this sounds better and so far it has a stellar cast. Curious what they make of it.

  8. ryce says:

    Boring cast, I doubt it will get picked up.