EXCLUSIVE: The Brave alum Tate Ellington is returning to NBC as a series regular opposite Russell Hornsby and Arielle Kebbel in Lincoln, a drama pilot based on Jeffery Deaver’s bestselling The Bone Collector book series.
Written by VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli and directed by Seth Gordon, Lincoln follows Lincoln Rhyme (Hornsby), a legendary forensic criminologist who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector. Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs (Kebbel), a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
Ellington will play Felix, who is part of the CSI team and quick to speak his mind.
Boyd and Bianculli executive produce Lincoln with Keshet’s Avi Nir, Alon Shtruzman, Peter Traugott and Rachel Kaplan. Sony Pictures TV and Universal TV produce in association with Keshet Studios. Michael Imperioli co-stars.
Ellington played Noah Morgenthau on military drama series The Brave, which aired for one season on NBC. He also is known for his role as Simon Asher on ABC’s Quantico. Ellington recently starred in a major recurring role on Showtime’s Shameless, opposite Emmy Rossum and William H. Macy, and as one of the leads in independent film The Endless. Ellington is repped by Buchwald, Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Peikoff Mahan.