Two more familiar names have joined a CBS pilot.
Sam Neill (“Jurassic Park”) and Emmanuelle Chriqui (“Entourage”) have signed on for “The Ordained.” The drama stars Charlie Cox (“Boardwalk Empire”) as Tom, a son of a Kennedy- esque family who left the priesthood and became a lawyer to try to keep his sister, a politician, from being assassinated.
Neill will play “The Governor,” Tom’s father. Tom is more than a little like John F. Kennedy Jr. He reportedly joined the priesthood partly to spite his authoritarian father.
Chriqui plays the girl literally next door.
Chriqui has also appeared in “You Don’t Mess With the Zohan,” “Waiting” and the animated “Tron: Uprising” series.
Cox played Nucky’s right- hand man and Margaret’s love interest on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.”
Lisa Takeuchi Cullen will write the script for CBS Television Studios. Cullen will exec produce alongside Frank Marshall (“War Horse,” “The Bourne Legacy”), Larry Shuman (“Devious Maids”) and A.B. Fisher. RJ Cutler will write the pilot, and Robert Zotnowski will be a co- exec producer.
Nestor Serrano (“Act of Valor,” “24,” “Dexter”) will play a partner at Tom’s law firm whom Tom suspects is behind his sister’s assassination plot.