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Cherry Jones, who played president Allison Taylor in the Fox thriller "24," is set to return to the small screen in the NBC pilot "Rem," the network has confirmed. Also read: "Fall TV Pilots: Get the Lowdown on 'Wonder Woman,' 'Alcatraz' and Every Other Network Pilot" Directed by "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" helmsman David Slade, the pilot is described as an "Inception"-esque thriller about police officer Mark Britten (Jason Isaacs), who wakes up from a tragic accident to discover that his life has been split into two realities. Jones will play Dr. Stephanie »
Natasha Henstridge has joined The Secret Circle, Vampire Diaries Ep Kevin Williamson’s drama pilot for The CW. It centers on Cassie (Life Unexpected‘s Britt Robertson), a young woman who moves to a new town and discovers that not only is she a witch and part of a secret coven, but she’s also the key that will unlock a centuries-old battle of good versus evil.
Henstridge will play Dawn Chamberlain, the New Salem High School vice principal who was once a friend of Cassie’s mother and knows all about the coven that has ruled the town for over 300 years. »
- Nellie Andreeva
The cast of NBC's "Rem" pilot fleshed out considerably on Monday, with former "That '70s Show" star Wilmer Valderrama and four others joining a roster that already includes "Abduction" actor Jason Isaacs, the network confirmed on Monday. The series revolves around Detective Mark Britten (played by Isaacs), who lives two lives following a tragic accident. Valderrama will play Detective Richard Vega, Britten's partner in one reality; Steve Harris, of "The Practice" and "Friday Night Lights," meanwhile, will play Detective Isaiah "Bird" Freeman, Britten's partner in his other reality. Dylan Minnette, of "Saving »
Valderrama is one of five actors who have been cast in the pilot, which stars Jason Isaacs ("Brotherhood," "Harry Potter") and was created by Kyle Killen of "Lone Star." The others, Deadline reports, are Steve Harris ("Friday Night Lights," "The Practice"), Laura Allen ("Terriers"), B.D. Wong ("Law & Order: Svu") and Dylan Minnette ("Saving Grace").
The show revolves around Isaacs' character, Mark Britten, a cop who suffers an accident and wakes up to find himself living in two different realities -- and he can't determine which one is actually real. In one of them, his wife died in the accident but his teenage son (Minnette) survived; the circumstances are reversed in the other.
Harris will play Britten's partner in one world and Valderrama his partner in the other. Wong is set at Britten's »
The project, described as an Inception-style thriller, centers on Detective Mark Britten (Isaacs), who wakes up after an accident to find he is living in two different realities. Valderrama will play Det. Richard Vega, Britten’s gregarious new partner.
- Nellie Andreeva
That '70s Show alum Wilmer Valderrama, The Practice veteran Steve Harris and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit co-star Bd Wong have been cast opposite Jason Isaacs in NBC's drama pilot Rem, from Lone Star creator Kyle Killen and 20th Century Fox TV. Also cast in the project, described as an Inception-style thriller, are Laura Allen (Terriers) and teen Dylan Minnette. Rem centers on Detective Mark Britten (Isaacs), who wakes up after an accident to find he is living in two different realities, one in which he has killed his son Rex (Minnette) and one in which he has killed his wife Hannah. Valderrama will play Detective Richard Vega, Britten's gregarious new partner in one reality, while Harris will play a seasoned, cynical, wry-humored police detective who's Britten's partner in the other reality. Wong will play Britten's therapist in the reality where he has killed his son. Allen will play Rex's tennis coach, »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Last month, we previewed NBC’s swinging ’60s drama pilot “Playboy” and admired its potential as a worthy alternative to “Mad Men” on a TV network that has leaned heavily on “Law and Order” for so many seasons. But NBC executives are considering a new procedural, with a twist, written by “Lone Star” creator Kyle Killen, whose script for The Beaver topped the 2008 “Black List” of most-liked screenplays in Hollywood.
Unfairly pigeonholed in the press as merely a televised homage to Christopher Nolan’s phenomenal Inception, NBC’s upcoming pilot drama “Rem” — with the great Jason Isaacs recently attached — is shaping up to become the latest formidable addition to their fall season line-up.
On page one, we are introduced to Mark Britten (Isaacs) under bizarre circumstances. Bloody and unconscious, Mark, alongside wife Hannah and teenage son Rex, »
- Daniel Hemsley
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