Two new casting news for you today. Looks like the CW has added a mysterious character into the mix of ‘Joey Dakota’ and NBC has a disillusioned physicist joining the ‘Revolution.’
Zak Orth has signed on to co-star in the high octane action pilot ‘Revolution,’ the one hour drama from the collaboration of J.J. Abrams (‘Star Trek’) and Eric Kripke (‘Supernatural’). Orth has appeared in several movies such as ‘The Other Guys’, ‘Vicky Christina Barcelona,’ and will appear in the rom-com movie ‘Vamps’ starring Sigourney Weaver and Alicia Silverstone.
The premise of the pilot follows a group of people struggling to survive and reunite with loved ones in a world where all forms of energy have mysteriously disappeared. Orth will play Aaron, “a brilliant scientist left in a world where physics no longer follows the same rules.” He will join Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, Andrea Roth, and JD Pardo who have been cast earlier.
Meanwhile, ‘V’ star, Scott Wolf, has been cast in the new CW drama pilot ‘Joey Dakota’, about a documentary filmmaker named Maya (Amber Stevens) who travels back in time to meet her subject, famed rock star Joey Dakota (Craig Horner) and falls in love with him. When she unexpectedly returns to her time, she strives to find a way back to the past to reunite with her love and prevent his death. Wolf will be playing a mysterious man named Franklin who seems to know much about what Maya is up to and may have himself dabbled in time travel. Franklin may be the key to Maya being able to return to the past.
As filming for both shows are set to start in the coming weeks, the reveals of each new addition is leading me to believe many of the pilots I first thought would tank may actually come together and be something to watch. At least that’s how it looks for the pilot ‘Joey Dakota.’ What do you think?