Henry Ian Cusick just can't stay away from television. The actor, who came to fame with the role of time-travelling Scotsman Desmond Hume on ABC's LOST, has been a mainstay on the television landscape since that show ended in 2010. The 45-year-old actor has spent his post-Island years on shows such as Scandal (he starred in the show's first season) and Fringe (he had an important guest spot in season 4's most important episode). He's also had recurring roles in procedurals like Law & Order: SVU and The Mentalist. Now, Cusick is adding another major TV role to his list: he's nabbed a role on the CW's sci-fi pilot The Hundred.
The Hundred has a fairly interesting concept: nearly a century after a nuclear war destroys civilization, the remaining group of humans (who fled to space in a ship called the Ark) send 100 juvenile delinquents back down to earth to see if the planet is once again habitable. It certainly sounds like it has potential -- at least the concept is a step away from the romance-centrism that's dominated much of the CW's programming (though we assume there will be some of that, too).
Per Deadline, Cusick will play an ambitious officer on the Ark looking to take over the top job of Chancellor. Sounds like a bit of a villainous role to me: he'll probably be trying to sabotage the mission in order to keep humanity centralized on the easy-to-control Ark.
What do you think of Cusick's casting? It's certainly a reason to keep an eye on this developing series.