Casting continues for Flash Forward, the proposed ABC series based on Robert J. Sawyer’s science fiction novel.
The novel is being adapted by David S. Goyer (Blade), who will likely direct the pilot, Brannon Braga (Enterprise) and ABC Studios. The trade says the novel “chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.”
ABC has high hopes for the pilot which may become a companion series for Lost for the 2009-2010 television season according to the trade.
Joseph Fiennes (Schindler’s List) is set to play Mark Banford, “an FBI agent who is patching up his life and his marriage after winning a long struggle with the bottle. Disturbed by the harrowing premonition during his blackout, he races to unravel the mystery, fearful of the murky future that might spell disaster for himself and his loved ones,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.
John Cho (Star Trek) will play “Dominic Witten, a dedicated FBI agent who is Mark’s partner and friend. His experience while unconscious was an absolute blank, which doesn’t bode well for his own future as he realizes he might be murdered.”
They join the previously announced Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent) and Jack Davenport (Pirates of the Caribbean). Vance will play Stan Wedeck, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI while Davenport will play Lloyd Simcoe, who is trapped in Northern California when the event occurs and struggles to reach his son in a Southland hospital.