Kevin Williamson’s paranormal CW pilot is making a major casting change. Satisfaction star Matt Passmore has been tapped as the male lead in the project. He will replace Bailey Chase who was originally cast in the role. The decision was made after the pilot’s table read earlier this week.
Written by Williamson and directed by David Nutter, the CW pilot is about a young woman (Megan West) who seeks help from a parapsychologist (Passmore) when she begins to experience paranormal phenomena. Passmore’s Clark Patterson is a once-successful parapsychologist who is now just an attraction at local ghost conventions. But when he meets a mysterious young woman, everything begins to change.
Passmore only very recently became available after a two-season stint as the star of the USA series Satisfaction. He segued to that after toplining the A&E drama The Glades, which ran for four seasons,
Recastings are unfortunate but inevitable during pilot season when 80+ pilots rush to fill their casts on very tight deadlines. Being recast doesn’t necessarily reflect on the actor who sometimes just turns out not to be the best suited for the role, something that may not become clear until the table read. The CW pilot’s studio, Warner Bros. TV, has a strong relationship with Chase who recently co-starred on its drama series Longmire.
Williamson and Nutter executive produce the CW pilot, and Lauren Wagner is a producer for Warner Bros. TV and Williamson’s Outerbanks Entertainment.
Passmore is repped by WME and ROAR.