Jonathan Tucker Takes Lead In NBC Sci-fi Pilot ‘Debris’ From ‘Almost Human’ creator J.H. Wyman
NBC has announced ‘Westworld’ & ‘Snowfall’ actor Jonathan Tucker will take the male lead role in their upcoming sci-fi pilot ‘Debris’ from ‘Almost Human’ creator J.H. Wyman and Legendary Television.
The potential series, which is said to be a cross between ‘X-Files’ and ‘Men In Black’, follows two agents from two different continents and two different mindsets. Tucker plays CIA agent Bryan Beneventi, a headstrong, smart operative who is working on the investigation of strange occurrences. Beneventi finds himself forced to work alongside MI6 agent Finola Jonesmust (to be cast) on an investigation when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Tucker has some experience in sci-fi having appeared in Season 2 of ‘Westworld’ as first-generation host, Major Craddock. More recently he played Matt McDonald in drug drama ‘Snowfall’, and starred with Kevin Bacon and Aldis Hodge in Showtime drama ‘City on a Hill’. Previously he has starred in US drama ‘Kingdom’, along with popping up in ‘Justified’, ‘Hannibal’ and ‘American Gods’.
‘Almost Human’ creator J.H. Wyman exec produces the pilot through his Frequency Films alongside Jason Hoffs (‘Edge of Tomorrow’, ‘The Terminal’). Whilst ‘Almost Human’ was cruelly axed after only one season, the other major show Wyman worked on as writer and EP was the magnificent ‘Fringe’, so we’re really interested to see where this new pilot goes.
‘Debris’ is currently only a pilot order at NBC but we’ll let you know if it moves forward.
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