USA Network’s pilot Damnation has found its new lead, casting Killian Scott (71) in the starring role. The Irish actor, who started filming yesterday, succeeds Aden Young, who departed a week ago over creative differences.

Written and created by Tony Tost (Longmire), and directed by David Mackenzie (Hell or High Water), Damnation is described as an epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets. The pilot centers on Seth Davenport (Scott), a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.

Tost, James Mangold and Entertainment 360’s Guymon Casady and Daniel Rappaport executive produce for Universal Cable Productions.

Scott’s credits include Trespass Against Us, directed by Adam Smith, which just premiered at 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. He recently wrapped production on The Commuter, directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Scott is repped by Troika and Management 360.