Matt Barr, who played the title character in Lifetime’s Romeo Killer: The Chris Porco Story, has been cast as the male lead opposite Ahna O’Reilly in the CW drama pilot Identity, exec produced by Alex Kurtzman and Bob Orci. It centers on Mia (O’Reilly), a young New Yorker who learns she needs an organ transplant to survive and her only living relative is a newfound half-brother, Davis (Barr), the charming, privileged only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family. She connects with them only to find they’re the target of a CIA investigation for involvement in domestic terrorism, and the agency wants her as their newest informant. As Davis bonds with his newfound sister, he begins to question his family’s nefarious plans. Barr, repped by UTA, Luber/Roklin and attorney Allison Binder, returns to the CW where he co-starred on Hellcats. He also co-starred in History’s Hatfields & McCoys.
Chicago Hope alum Vondie Curtis-Hall has been cast as series regular in NBC drama pilot Tin Man, a futuristic thriller drama from feature writer Ehren Kruger. Set in the near future, it centers on robot Adam Sentry (Patrick Heusinger), accused of the first-degree murder of his creator. Gersh-repped Curtis-Hall will play Det. Jack Garrison, a veteran homicide investigator called in to investigate the murder, who places Adam under arrest.