[TV Line] A prospective new TV pilot just landed a big-time actor as its star, but the up-and-coming producer/writer behind the future series can’t pitch it to a single network.
Heck, he can’t even discuss it with anyone — and that’s because there’s a spoiler bomb embedded within the top-secret project.
You see, the headliner in question is currently starring on a popular hour-long drama series. And if word were to get out that he has committed himself to a new full-time gig, it could potentially ruin a major upcoming twist: his onscreen death.
So the scribe has graciously agreed to keep his script — and his stealth casting coup — under wraps until the morning after the character meets his end.
On the bright side, I hear he won’t have to keep his trap shut for much longer.
You know the drill. Start speculating in the comments section below!
Actor’s current TV show:
Upcoming TV Pilot in which Actor will star:
Bonus Question: How will they kill him off on his current show?
There were lots of clues that pointed toward Damian Lewis and Homeland as the one-hour drama in the original blind item. Did you catch “bomb”, “embedded”, “top-secret project”, “committed” (Carrie), “stealth”, “trap”, and “you know the drill”?
That’s who we thought it was. Plus, Damian Lewis’ character was hanged on Homeland.
But, nooooo. It wasn’t Brody.
The original author of the blind item, Michael Aussiello, was talking about Ron Perlman from Sons of Anarchy! From TVLine:
Well, I can now confirm that the subject of said blind item is… Sons of Anarchy‘s Ron Perlman.
The actor, whose Clay character was brutally killed off during the FX drama’s recently-concluded sixth season, will star in Hand of God, an hour-long drama pilot penned by Burn Notice EP Ben Watkins (aka the up-and-coming writer) that just found a home at Amazon.
Per Deadline, the project centers on the powerful Judge Harris Pernell (Perlman), a hard-living, law-bending married man with a high-end call girl on the side who has a religious awakening and starts hearing voices through his ventilator-bound son that could be God speaking to him.
World War Z helmer Marc Forster is set to direct.
Thoughts? Admit it — you thought this B.I. had Damian Lewis written all over it. Surprise! Oh, and someday I’ll explain why I couldn’t solve this riddle sooner. It might be worth holding for my memoir.
Yes, we thought this had Damian Lewis written all over it… because it did! You know you were just leading everybody on, Ausiello!
Congratulations to… nobody. A couple of you did guess Ron Perlman, but making multiple guesses in one comment just doesn’t count. Don’t sweat it. Linda Hamilton didn’t get this one right, either.
It’s pilot season! There are no rules!