Pilot Scoop: One Tree Hill-Looper Actor Boards ABC's Adventure Drama Big Thunder

Big Thunder ABC Pilot Pierce GagnonEx-One Tree Hill bambino Pierce Gagnon is riding Big Thunder, ABC’s adventure pilot based on Disneyland’s famed rollercoaster Big Thunder Mountain, TVLine has learned.

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The project, from EP Chris Morgan (Fast & Furious) and scribe Jason Fuchs (Ice Age: Continental Drift), centers on a late 19th century New York doctor and his family who relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful, but mysterious tycoon. Unfortunately, they quickly realize that not everything in the titular city is as it seems.

Gagnon, who also co-starred as Emily Blunt’s son in last fall’s sleeper Looper (pictured), will play Jack, the terminally ill nephew of the show’s central couple. Sweet, but chafing under the constraints of his illness, Jack later seems to flourish in the wild west, soon a healthy, energetic child. He’s also a talented artist, who has been drawing what he sees in his dreams; curious, yet ominous depictions of places and events in Big Thunder.

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  1. Maki says:

    he is amazing! Such a great little actor! Love him!

  2. Maggie says:

    Between him & Jackson Brundage (Jamie), OTH had two of the more awesome & adorable kid actors, LOVED them!!

    • dude says:

      Jackson Brundage was really cute when he was little but he became more and more annoying as the years went on. When we started getting Jamie-centric storylines, I started resenting him.

  3. Chris says:

    So,we have a TV show based on a…rollercoaster?
    I think part of my soul just died

  4. Allyson says:

    Oh that is one of my favorite rides at DisneyWorld. I must say I am surprised they are making a tv show centered around a rollercoaster.

  5. dude says:

    LOVE HIM! Logan was one of my favourite parts of a terrific season of One Tree Hill. He is the most precocious and sweet child actor I’ve seen. He was also wonderful in Looper. I teared up a little when he hugged Emily Blunt.

  6. Truth says:

    Who cares, even if it is good it will get cancelled like immediately.

  7. You mean he’s not going to be playing the main doctor?

  8. skizzo says:

    Does every show need a character named Jack? So annoying and overused.

  9. Steve says:

    I saw the pilot it was awesome! But I haven’t heard anything lately. What’s up???