Alias alum Michael Vartan has joined the cast of E’s drama pilot The Arrangement, from writer Jonathan Abrahams (Mad Men), Objective Productions USA (an All3Media company) and Universal Cable Prods.

Described as a Cinderella story for modern times with a dramatic and complicated Hollywood twist, The Arrangement follows Megan Morrison, a beautiful young actress who auditions for the female lead in a summer blockbuster playing opposite Kyle West, the hottest actor of the moment. After an amazing audition segues into a dream-like first date, Megan’s Cinderella story takes a turn to the bizarre when she is presented with a contract that details an entire relationship with Kyle. Megan must weigh her options and the benefits and consequences to her career and her life overall… and decide whether or not she will accept “the arrangement.”

Vartan will play Terence Hoffman, Kyle West’s producing partner, best friend and mentor. His influence on Kyle’s life is pervasive and when Megan enters the scene, Terence becomes particularly invested in assuring that The Arrangement goes as planned.

Vartan, repped by UTA and Thruline Entertainment, recently recurred on Bates Motel.