According to The Hollywood Reporter, Head will play King Clarkson, the ruler of a future nation in the "Hunger Games"-esque pilot that's set 300 years in the future. The drama centers on a young woman selected at random to compete against other women for a prince's hand in marriage.
The pilot also stars Yael Grobglas, Michael Malarkey, Sean Patrick Thomas, Peta Sergeant, Celia Massingham and Lucien Laviscount. The CW produced a pilot for "The Selection" last development season, but the network decided to retool it for this season.
In other pilot news ...
Matthew Lillard will co-star in "I Am Victor." Lillard will play the best friend of John Stamos' title character. [Deadline.com]
"Gossip Girl" veteran Jessica Szohr has joined "The List." Szohr will star opposite Michael Pena in the Fox pilot as an FBI agent.