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Casting Couch: Former "Traveler" Spills "Blood"

The stars of ABC's short-lived action thriller Traveler have been doing pretty well for themselves. Matthew Bomer has turned up in a recurring role on NBC's Chuck, where he plays Bryce Larkin, a duplicitous rogue CIA agent responsible for the theft of the Intersect. Meanwhile, Traveler's other lead, Logan Marshall-Green, has been cast as the lead in NBC's police drama pilot Blue Blood.

Marshall-Green, who has also appeared on The OC (remember Ryan's brother Trey?) and 24, will star in the drama pilot, about rookie NYC police officers assigned to the local beat. Marshall-Green will play Ed, a rookie cop and Harvard graduate. Just what is he doing on the force? You'll have to watch to find out.

Blue Blood, from 20th Century Fox TV, is written by Neil Tolkin (The Emperor's Club) and directed by Brett Ratner (X-Men: The Last Stand). Pilot is based on Ed Conlon's memoir, "Blue Blood," about his eight years on the New York City police force.

Comments

The CineManiac said…
Marshall-Green also showed up as a anti-war protester in "Across the Universe" on the big screen.
(The end of his character's arc was ironic if you consider Traveler)
I like these guy and I'm happy their both getting some work.
Brett... said…
Loved this book, but am wary about the show. Ratner does not and has done nothing to strike me as the type of director who can translate this to the small screen.

Any idea if the pilot script is floating around? I'm dying to read it.
Anonymous said…
When will Brett Ratner leave well enough alone and realize he's a total hack? Maybe he can have the cop use his magnetic powers to move the Brooklyn Bridge or something instead of jumping in a cab. Guy is a total douche.

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