Billy Campbell has resigned from his role as the villain of one series, to sign on as the villain of another.
The former star of AMC’s The Killing has signed on to play the big bad in FOX’s upcoming pilot, Delirium, the new series based on the bestselling young adult novels by Lauren Oliver. The series follows a 17-year-old (Emma Roberts) in a post-apocalyptic North America who falls in love…which wouldn’t be a problem, except for the fact that love is outlawed in this world. How quaint.
Campbell will play the role of Thomas Fineman. His official description: “Wearing a conservative suit, with laser-white teeth and a John Boehner tan, he’s a wealthy political leader, the head of a lobbying organization called Deliria Free America. Married with one son, Fineman opposes the social chaos caused by ‘Deliria’ and supports the use of the brain modification that prevents citizens from falling in love and leads to a peaceful, ordered society. At difficult times, Fineman’s friendly facade shatters into unbridled rage.”
So…Darren Richmond then?
In other casting news, former Lost star Josh Holloway has joined CBS’s upcoming pilot “Intelligence”, where he will play Gabriel Black, a former Navy SEAL.
The drama pilot from Michael Seizman (North Country) centers on U.S. Cyber Command, “a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift: a microchip that has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum”.
Lastly, the corpse of ABC’s Last Resort is hardly cold, but hey, actors gotta eat, so it’s awesome to see the immensely-talented Andre Braugher finding a new project so quickly. In this case, it’s a new cop comedy from executive producers Dan Goor and Mike Schur.
Braugher will play the tough, no-nonsense Capt. Holt, “who finally has gotten his own command after 30 years on the force, and he’s not going to let anyone screw it up — least of all the station’s top cop, Jake (Saturday Night Live’s Andy Samberg)”.
The Expendables’ Terry Crews has also signed on, as have Parks and Recreation writer Chelsea Peretti and One Life to Liv alum Melissa Fumero.