Sean Patrick Thomas has been announced as the latest addition to the cast of CW’s ‘The Selection.’ Thomas is best known for playing the role of Derek opposite Julia Stiles in ‘Save the Last Dance’ but you may have also seen him in ‘Barbershop,’ ‘Cruel Intentions’ and ‘Halloween Resurrection.’ Like other actors who have been signed on to star in other CW pilots, Thomas has worked with the network before as Alan Townsend in the show ‘Reaper’ and was recently seen in 2 episodes of the Sarah Michelle Gellar series ‘Ringer.’
This time, Thomas will be playing Sylvan Santos, “a close adviser to the current queen and an expert in royal etiquette who advises the participants in the competition.” He will be joining Aimee Teegarden and Ethan Peck in the series.
‘The Selection’ is based on a novel by Kiera Cass that won’t be out until April 24th. It’s a romantic tale about a poor young woman (Teegarden) who is chosen by the lottery to be part of a competition to marry the handsome and regal Prince Maxon (Peck) and become the next queen of the war-torn nation.
Elizabeth Craft and Sarah Fain of ‘The Vampire Diaries’ wrote the pilot and will executive produce the drama for the CW network.