Pilot News: Heroes' Milo Ventimiglia Boards ABC's Alien-Themed Drama The Visitors

The Visitors Milo VentimigliaMilo Ventimiglia is joining ABC’s alien invasion.

The Heroes and Gilmore Girls alum, who most recently co-starred on TNT’s Mob City, has been cast in the network’s drama pilot The Visitors, our sister site Deadline reports.

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Produced by Steven Spielberg’s Amblin TV, the project chronicles a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us.

Ventimiglia — who joins recent additions Barry Sloane (Revenge) and Derek Webster (Revolution) — will play John Doe/Drew, who is covered in strange tattoos and diagrams and speaks in a strange language.

Under the Dome scribe Soo Hugh is penning the script and noted video director Mark Romanek is set to helm the pilot.