'Twilight' and 'Nurse Jackie' alum Peter Facinelli has joined NBC's drama pilot 'Odyssey.'
reports Facinelli will star opposite Anna Friel ('Pushing Daisies') and Jake Robinson ('The Carrie Diaries') in the 'Traffic'-like global conspiracy thriller which centers on three families whose lives are torn apart when a stranded female soldier (Friel), a disillusioned corporate attorney (Facinelli), and a disrespected political activist (Robinson) are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy.
Facinelli will play Peter, a family man with a new house and job. Once a prosecuting attorney, he now works in business intelligence, legally investigating on behalf of his Wall Street firm. A man with an inquisitive streak, happy with his wife and two kids, he's assigned to investigate a company before a potential merger and finds what appears to be a trail of blood stretching from Reno to Africa.
'Odyssey' has already announced several other cast members, including Elena Kampouris ('Labor Day'), as the teenage daughter of Facinelli's character, 'Lost's Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, as a private military operator working with the U.S. Army, and Nate Mooney ('It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia'), as a protester with an unapproachable edge who sees conspiracy in everything and thinks he's stumbled onto something big this time.
We've previously reported
that 'The Originals' Daniella Pineda will be joining the cast of 'The Odyssey' after her character's departure this week from The CW series.
'Odyssey' is co-written and directed by Peter Horton, with executive producers Adam Armus and Kay Foster ('The Following').