ABC's new supernatural pilot, 'Clementine,' has conjured up David Strathairn for one of its leading roles.
The high concept drama, from scribe Dean Georgaris, ABC Studios and the Mark Gordon Co., centers around the titular character, a woman who's always committing some kind of crime.
She becomes the target of a group of fanatics who believe she possesses some kind of special supernatural powers that will either bring good into the world or serious evil, so, naturally, she becomes curious about this and begins to dig deeper into her history. And you think you have baggage.
Strathairn will play Henry, Clementine's father, and is, so far, the only actor cast.
The project comes from the mind of screenwriter Georgaris, who was behind 'Tristan + Isolde,' and the remake of 'The Manchurian Candidate.'
Strathairn, who's usually known for his engaging film supporting roles (my personal faves of his are his roles in 'The River Wild' and the 'Bourne' franchise), is well known in TV, as he recently headlined the Syfy show 'Alphas', in addition to winning an Emmy for the HBO TV movie 'Temple Grandin.'