A pair of actors who played key roles on “Lost” have signed on to two different pilots at The CW.
Mark Pellegrino, “Lost’s” Jacob, will co-star in “The Tomorrow People,” The CW’s remake of a 1970s British series. Henry Ian Cusick, who played star-crossed lover Desmond on “Lost,” has joined the cast of “The Hundred” at the network.
Pellegrino is familiar to CW fans from his recurring role on “Supernatural” as Lucifer. He’ll play a bad guy on “The Tomorrow People” as well: a scientist committed to containing the “threat” of the show’s title characters, young people with advanced abilities. The cast also includes Robbie Amell (“1600 Penn”), Peyton List (“Mad Men”) and Luke Mitchell.
“The Hundred” is set about a century after nuclear war renders the planet uninhabitable. What’s left of humanity resides on a space station called the Ark, and its leaders send 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to see if it’s possible to return to the surface.
Cusick, whose credits also include “Scandal” and “The Mentalist,” will play an officer aboard the Ark who has his sights on a higher rank.
What do you think of the casting? Will the presence of Pellegrino and Cusick get you to watch these shows if they’re picked up?