Matt Barr Nabs Co-Lead Role in CW’s Pilot ‘Identity’


Matt Barr Nabs Co-Lead Role in CW’s Pilot ‘Identity’


Today it was announced that Matt Barr is returning to The CW as the male lead of the new drama pilot ‘Identity.’

Barr will star opposite ‘The Help’s Ahna O’Reilly, who was recently cast as the female lead, Mia. The show revolves around young New Yorker Mia, who is in need of an organ transplant in order to live. Enter Barr’s character, Davis, who is Mia’s half-brother and only living relative to provide Mia with an organ. He is described as the “charming, privileged only son of a wealthy and powerful Charleston family.”

Soon enough, Mia connects with Davis and his family, but then comes trouble. The CIA is investigating the family for domestic terrorism, and now the government organization wants Mia to become their newest informant.

Like Mia, Davis’ bond grows with his sister, and leads him to start questioning his family’s villainous plans.

Barr getting cast in another CW show just might have ‘One Tree Hill’ and ‘Hellcats’ fans screaming with joy. Yes, he might have played Peyton’s (Hilarie Burton) stalker on ‘OTH,’ but he was fantastic as creepy Derek. He also made a name for himself as Dan in the short-lived ‘Hellcats,’ as Johnse Hatfield in ‘Hatfields & McCoys,’ and, of course, as Sully on the miniseries ‘Harper’s Island.’

‘Identity’ is executive produced by ‘Sleepy Hollow’s Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci.

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Written by: akoerner
Feb 13th, 2014, 9:59 am

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Message Posted On Feb 13th, 2014, 10:56 pm
Show's logline ridiculous, all right. But, isn't Kurtzman/Orci premises almost always sound crazy ? And in the end, shows always work. Never bet against the talent ! By the way, CIA can't investigate american citizens on american soil because they are INTELLIGENCE not INVESTIGATIONS organization, but if americans suspected of ties to foreign powers all bets are off. Even in this case though it can only assist FBI/DSA/NCIS/CID/etc, not conduct solo operation.

Message Posted On Feb 13th, 2014, 10:50 am
"The CIA is investigating the family for domestic terrorism" CIA can't investigate on US soil, that is FBI or Homeland. Already the show revolves around the government breaking the law of the land. I assume the family are Skinheads, what other type of "domestic terrorists" are there? The Occupy crowd? Anonymous? Show sounds stupid. Even worse that the pathological xenophobic 24.
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