British actor Paterson Joseph (HBO’s The Leftovers) and Malcolm Barrett (ABC’s Better Off Ted) have been cast in Time, NBC’s action adventure drama pilot from Supernatural creator Eric Kripke and The Shield creator Shawn Ryan.
Time is described as “Back to the Future meets Mission: Impossible.” Toplined by Matt Lanter and Abigail Spencer, the series is a high-octane drama following an unlikely trio who travel through time to battle a master criminal intent on altering the fabric of human history with potentially catastrophic results.
Joseph will play entrepreneurial legend and dedicated eccentric Mason Lark, who runs Lark Industries. He’s developed a time machine in secrecy, previously hidden from the government until now. Knowing the implications of leaving a time machine in the wrong hands, Lark helps guide the recovery team. Barrett plays Rufus, a brilliant engineer.
Joseph, currently seen in ITV/NBC’s You, Me and the Apocalypse, is repped by Gersh, Hamilton/Hodell in the UK and attorney Peikoff/Mahan.
Ryan and Kripke co-wrote the script and executive produce Time with Davis Entertainment’s John Davis and John Fox and MiddKid Prods.’ Marney Hochman for Sony TV.