Don't look now, but CBS' new political thriller pilot, The Ordained, has put together a hell of a cast.
The series, which will star Boardwalk Empire's Charlie Cox, has now cast In Treatment's Hope Davis as the female lead.
Cox will play Tom, a man born with a silver spoon in his mouth. He comes from an affluent family similar to the Kennedy's. He leaves the good life behind to become a priest, but has to give that up to become a lawyer to prevent his sister Packy from being assassinated. Seems like an odd stretch, I know, but give it a chance.
Davis will play Packy (real name Patricia), who is named as such because she packs a hard punch. As the first-term mayor of New York City, she has made some enemies along the way. With re-election coming around, she continues to fight for what she thinks is right, no matter what others think - even if it endangers her life.
In addition to Cox and Davis, the series has Audra McDonald, Jorge Garcia, sam Neill, Emmanuelle Chriqui and Nestor Serrano attached. Hell of a cast.
The pilot is being written by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen, who will also executive produce alongside Frank Marshall, A.B. Fischer and Larry Shuman. RJ Cutler will direct the pilot.
Davis has been in demand this pilot season. She has also appeared in The Newsroom, Mildred Pierce and The Special Relationship.
I am not the world's biggest CBS fan, but they have some real solid properties in the work this pilot season. Good for them!