Fresh from a guest run opposite wife Angela Bassett in NBC’s “ER,” Courtney B. Vance has been cast opposite Jack Davenport in ABC’s new drama pilot “Flash Forward.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel and chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.
Vance will play Stan Wedeck, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI. Davenport will star as Lloyd Simcoe, who is trapped in Northern California when the event occurs and struggles to reach his son in a Southern California hospital.
David S. Goyer will direct the project, as well as co-produce with Brannon Braga and ABC Studios.
For six seasons, Vance played assistant district attorney Ron Carver on NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” Vance and his wife also are shepherding several projects through their Bassett/Vance Prods., including “Erasure,” a feature adaptation of Percival Everett’s novel penned by Dwayne Johnson-Cochran.