Josh Lucas & Lynn Collins To Topline A&E Pilot ‘Occult’, Lifting Cast-Contingency

NELLIE ANDREEVA
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Josh Lucas & Lynn Collins To Topline A&E Pilot ‘Occult’, Lifting Cast-Contingency

After a lengthy casting process, Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins have been set as the leads of A&E‘s drama pilot Occult, produced by Transformers helmer Michael Bay and written by veteran genre writer, The X-Files alum James Wong. With Lucas and Collins on board, the project, originally picked up in September as cast-contingent, is going into production. Occult, which draws parallels to X-Files and Fringe, centers on Dolan (Lucas), an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with Noa Blair (Collins), an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force. Wong executive produces with Bay and his partners at Platinum Dunes Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. The pilot was laid off at ABC Studios, marking the studio’s first collaboration with A&E.

A&E’s other pilot, Those Who Kill, has been garnering strong buzz for a series pickup, which may come soon. The network’s straight-to-series, 10-episode Psycho prequel Bates Motel, premieres March 18.

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