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.

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  1. 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.

  2. Cherry says:

    Great cast. So excited to see Lynn Collins and Agnes Bruckner!

  3. Cory says:

    Sounds like a good show. It reminds of the the 2005 version of Night Stalker which was horribly underrated I thought.

  4. meme says:

    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!)

  5. Suncatcher says:

    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.

    • Karen Moore says:

      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.

    • tsizzlehotpiss says:

      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.

    • Amanda says:

      I think that she is wonderful actress have you seen her life time movies you need to be more open minded

  6. Jjingle says:

    So glad to know I can see Sarah Jane Morris on tv again.

  7. Joe says:


  8. L adcock says:

    Sara J Morris will be a great addition to Occult. Can’t wait to see her join the show.

  9. tw111 says:

    Oh good. have missed her since NCIS….

  10. Karen Moore says:

    So glad to see Sarah Jane Morris as part of the
    cast. Love her work.

  11. Hartman says:

    Always like shows with Sarah Jane Morris! Good addition to this cast. Sounds like an inter- esting premise.

  12. Ann Uhlhorn says:

    Sara Jane has class and polish. Her characters always handle themselves well.

  13. Ellen says:

    Can’t wait to see Sarah Jane Morris again. She’s cute!!

  14. Fran says:

    Looking forward to seeing Sara Jane Morris again. Enjoyed her on NCIS.

  15. Mary Lou Foy says:

    So happy to know we’ll be able to see the lovely and talented Miss Morris back on TV!!

  16. Nancy Glaub says:

    I remember a guest appearance by Sarah on the Ghost Whisperer…good preparation?! She will be a great addition to the cast