Game Of Thrones and Body Of Proof alum Elyes Gabel has been cast as the lead in CBS‘ drama pilot Scorpion, from writer Nick Santora, director Justin Lin, Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. It centers on Walter (Gabel), an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. Robert Patrick co-stars. CBS casting executives have had their eye on UK-born Gabel, casting him in his first US TV pilot, the 2012 CBS drama Widow Detective. Scorpion also reunites Gabel with Kurtzman and Orci, who cast him in the 2012 Fox drama pilot Exit Strategy. Gabel is with Paradigm, Brillstein Entertainment and UK’s Troika.
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