Today’s been a busy day at Sparky-central! First the good Hamster-news, and now, with Swingtown seemingly gone the way of the dodo, this news arrives from all corners of the internet:
Vance, Davenport cast in ABC pilot
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” Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport are the first actors cast in ABC’s hot drama pilot “Flash Forward,” which is rumored as a potential companion to “Lost.”
Flash Forward,” from David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga and ABC Studios, is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel and chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.
Vance will play Stan Wedeck, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI.
Davenport will play Lloyd Simcoe, who is trapped in Northern California when the event occurs and struggles to reach his son in a Southland hospital.
Special award for most obvious pun goes, as usual, to teletext.co.uk… 😉
I don’t care much for “Lost”, but this concept sounds interesting. That’s what I call a good start into the week – just keep in mind this is about a pilot – wait for further development before breaking out the champagne. And let’s hope that Lloyd Simcoe will also be a “British native”. Telling Jack Davenport to speak in any American accent is like telling Johnny Depp to wear a mask because his face wasn’t handsome enough…