Kris Lemche has been cast as the lead in the CW drama pilot Tales From The Darksidea remake of the 1980s horror/fantasy/thriller anthology series that hails from writer Joe Hill and producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

The anthology series will feature only one regular character, Newman (Lemche). A weathered and tortured young man, Newman is the guide to the unsuspecting who come across The Darkside. Newman – a man with his own desperate, wrenching secrets – knows exactly what’s causing the terrifying Darkside Events that drive the series. What he doesn’t know is how to stop them.

Hill, Kurtzman and Orci executive produce with Heather Kadin, Mitch Galin and Jerry Golod for CBS TV Studios.

Canadian-born Lemche, a Gemini Award best actor in a drama series winner for CBC’s Emily Of New Moon, is recurring on ABC’s Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. His recent feature credits include indies Alter Egos and Legend Of Hell’s Gate. He is repped by LINK Entrainment.