Former “Smallville” star Kristin Kreuk is joining another show about beings who are not of this world.
Kreuk has been cast in NBC’s pilot “17th Precinct,” a drama that blends cop-show and fantasy elements and takes place in a world where magic and mythical creatures are real. She’ll play the wife of Jamie Bamber‘s detective character, TVLine reports.
She’ll be billed as a guest star in the pilot, and if the show makes NBC’s schedule her role will likely be recurring. It would be Kreuk’s second show at NBC, following a guest arc on “Chuck” last season.
Other notable names in the latest round of casting:
“Lost” star Terry O’Quinn has joined the cast of ABC’s pilot “Hallelujah,” a Marc Cherry-created drama about a battle between good and evil in a small town. The Emmy winner will play a wealthy man who has huge influence over the town. Arielle Kebbel (“Life Unexpected”) has also signed on. [Hollywood Reporter]
Jeremy Sisto (“Law & Order,” “Six Feet Under”) will star in ABC’s comedy pilot “Suburgatory,” playing the father of a teenage girl (Jane Levy) who moves from Manhattan to the suburbs, much to his daughter’s displeasure. [Deadline]
NBC’s comedy “Bent” has added “Arrested Development” alum Jeffrey Tambor to its cast. The show is about a woman (Amanda Peet) who finds herself falling for the contractor (David Walton of “Perfect Couples”) she hires to remodel her kitchen; Tambor will play Walton’s dad, a former actor. [Deadline]
Natalie Dormer (“The Tudors”) has been cast as the female lead in “Poe,” ABC’s private-eye show set in the 1840s. She’ll play the foil to Edgar Allan Poe (Chris Egan), who the logline calls “the world’s first detective.” [Hollywood Reporter]