Kenneth Choi, known for his dramatic roles on 'Sons of Anarchy' and '24,' has joined the cast of upcoming NBC pilot 'Ironside.'
Choi's attractive look and athletic physique have drawn him into several action roles in feature films such as 'Captain America: The First Avenger' and 2012's 'Red Dawn.' Now cast in a television drama pilot with a lot of promise, Choi will be given more of an opportunity to flex some thespian muscle along with his physical ones.
'Ironside' is a remake of the original NBC series of same name which debuted in 1967. Written by Mike Caleo and directed by Peter Horton, it centers on Robert T. Ironside (Blair Underwood), a tough, sexy and acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after a shooting who is hardly limited by his disability as he pushes and prods his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases. Underwood first broke out as an actor on the 1980s tv series 'Downtown;' more recently he is known for his roles on 'The Event' and 'Thunder & Lightning.'
Choi joins 'Ironside' as the title character's supervisor, Captain Ed Rollins. Despite their push/pull relationship Ed and Ironside have a tremendous amount of respect and admiration for each other. There should be some fun "get in my office!" speeches between the two accomplished actors.
The original 'Ironside' was a mammoth success, lasting eight seasons on NBC. Could going back to proven properties help lift NBC out of the ratings doldrums?