Michael Beach (Third Watch) and One Tree Hill alum James Lafferty have been added to the cast of  NBC’s drama pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich, an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around the world of Washington DC. It follows Marcus Finley (Lance Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped. Beach, repped by Medavoy Management and Global Artists, plays the FBI Director, who snaps into action after learning of the crisis. Lafferty plays Mr. Nash, this boyishly handsome private school instructor who was abducted along with his students.

Josh Zuckerman (Sex Drive) has joined another NBC drama pilot, I Am Victor. Written by Mark Goffman, it centers on Victor Port (John Stamos), a high-powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. Zuckerman, repped by Gersh and Roar, plays Wes, an attorney with an extraordinary legal mind who is also green, neurotic and lacking confidence. He will next be seen in indies CBGB and Acid Girls.