Roger Bart Joins ‘Graves’ On Epix; Tembi Locke In USA Pilot ‘Shooter’

Revenge alum Roger Bart has landed a recurring role opposite Nick Nolte in Epix original series Graves, a single-camera half-hour political satire produced by Lionsgate. In Graves, 20 years after his presidency, former President Richard Graves (Nolte) has the epiphany that his policies have damaged the country for decades. So, along with his young assistant, he goes on a Don Quixote-like journey to right his administration’s wrongs just as his wife, the former First Lady, decides to follow her own political ambitions. Bart will play Lawrence Mills, a long-established D.C. speechwriter, who worked as the Graves administration’s director of communications where he crafted the President’s signature rhetoric even if, at times, it compromised his own lifestyle and ideology.

Tembi Locke (Dumb And Dumber To) has booked a recurring role on USA Network’s drama pilot Shooter, executive produced by Mark Wahlberg. Written by John Hlavin (Underworld: Awakening) based on the 2007 Paramount feature starring Wahlberg as well as Stephen Hunter’s novel Point Of Impact, the action drama centers on Bob Lee Swagger (Ryan Phillippe), an off-the-grid former Marine sniper who is coaxed into action to thwart the killing of the President. Ultimately double-crossed and framed for the attempt, he must call upon all the skills he acquired as a decorated Marine sharpshooter to avoid capture while hunting down and exposing the traitors who set him up. Locke will play Claire Hopkins, FBI Special Agent In Charge. As Nadine’s boss, doing her job and doing it well is how she operates. Making friends is not her priority. Locke, repped by Stone Manners Salners and manager Bob McGowan, also appears on Syfy’s upcoming series The Magicians.

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