Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick has joined another drama project with sci-fi underlining, the CW pilot The Hundred. Based on Alloy books by Kass Morgan, the Warner Bros. TV-produced The Hundred is set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization when the space station housing human survivors called the Ark sends 100 juvenile delinquents back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Cusick, repped by Management 360, Innovative and attorney Jamie Feldman, will play Kane, an ambitious officer aboard the Ark who has his sights set on the Chancellor’s job. He co-starred on the first season of ABC’s Scandal and recurs in Body Of Proof and The Mentalist.
Entourage alum Rhys Coiro has been cast in Hostages, CBS‘ drama pilot from writer-director Jeffrey Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer TV and Warner Bros TV. Based on an Israeli format, the project centers on Ellen (Toni Collette), a successful surgeon who is selected to operate on the President of the United States and thrust into the middle of a political conspiracy when her family is taken hostage. Coiro, repped by UTA, Untitled and attorney Dave Feldman, will play Kramer, the brother-in-law of Duncan (Dylan McDermott), the righteous FBI agent at the center of the political conspiracy; Kramer’s involvement in the conspiracy will test his loyalties and add another layer of complication and drama for Duncan. Coiro is returning to CBS after co-starring in the network’s A Gifted Man.