CSI: Miami alum Adam Rodriguez has been cast as the male lead opposite Paula Patton in ABC‘s drama pilot Runner. Written by Michael Cooney based on the Turkish series Son and directed by Michael Offer, the project, from 20th TV and ABC Studios, centers on Lauren Marks (Patton), a wife and mother who had believed her husband had died in a plane crash, only to discover him alive, well and traveling with a mysterious woman who uses Lauren’s stolen identity. Thrown into a world of secrets and crime, Lauren finds herself running into Mexican cartels and people from her past she had hoped to forget.
Rodriguez, repped by UTA and A Management, plays Troy, who is hated by Lauren’s family as he is responsible for the death of her nephew years ago but may be the only person who can help Lauren find her husband. Cooney executive produces with Peter Horton, Ian Sander, Kim Moses and Jon Cowan, who serves as showrunner.
Rodriguez is recurring on NBC’s The Night Shift and next reprises his role in the Magic Mike XXL sequel this summer.