Casting Firms up for James Wong's Occult on A&E
With "Bates Motel" set to premiere in just a week, A&E looks to be adding another high profile genre project to its slate with James Wong's "Occult" pilot, which just landed its two lead actors. Read on for the details.
Per THR, Josh Lucas ("The Firm," Tell Tale) and Lynn Collins ("True Blood," John Carter) have been tapped to star in the cable network's "Occult," lifting the pilot's cast contingency.
The potential new series is written by veteran genre writer James Wong ("The X-Files," "Millennium," "American Horror Story"). Wong will executive produce with Michael Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, producing.
"Occult" revolves around an FBI agent (Lucas) who has returned from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with an agent with her own complicated back story who specializes in the occult (Collins). Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.
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