Graham Beckel (Aquarius) and Luke Kirby (Rectify) are set as series regulars opposite Max Burkholder and Odessa Young in When the Street Lights Go On, Hulu’s drama pilot adapted from the Black List feature script by writers Chris Hutton and Eddie O’Keefe. The project hails from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Brett Morgen is director and producer.
In the vein of Stand by Me, When the Street Lights Go On is a coming-of-age thriller about a sleepy, suburban town that is rocked by the brutal murder of a high school girl and her teacher in the summer of 1983.
Graham Beckel will play Chief Hal Hoffman, the soon-to-be-retired town sheriff. Kirby will play Andrew Koch, the high school newspaper adviser and mentor to Charlie Chambers (Burkholder).
Beckel will be seen in the untitled Warren Beatty feature that is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival and in Nocturnal Animals. He is repped by Hess Entertainment. Kirby recently recurred on ABC’s The Astronaut Wives Club and HBO’s Show Me a Hero.