March 10, 2014 3:48pm PT by Philiana Ng
ABC's 'Agatha' to Co-Star 'Sleepy Hollow' Actor (Exclusive)
ABC's Agatha has found the title character's father.
Sleepy Hollow's Clancy Brown will co-star opposite Rake's Bojana Novakovic as Agatha's estranged father in the one-hour drama pilot, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Agatha is a character-driven procedural centered on Agatha (Novakovic), a former convict-turned-big-city criminologist who is brought in to help local police crack a case involving a perplexing disappearance. The chief detective she's been hired to help is her father, Detective Hank McAuliffe (Brown) -- and they haven't spoken in 15 years.
Described as rugged, handsome and cool, Hank -- a seasoned detective with the Philadelphia Police Department -- is a "salt of the earth" guy who also happens to be a struggling alcoholic. A stubborn man who is set in his ways, he is coping with the pain of estrangement from his child. Hank admires his daughter and her accomplishments from afar, but is skeptical about her "criminologist ways," preferring by-the-book police work instead.
Erik Palladino, Meta Golding, Aaron Ashmore, Jee Young Han, Christian Keyes co-star.
The Whole Truth's Tom Donaghy will pen the script and executive produce the ABC Studios drama alongside the Mark Gordon Co.'s Mark Gordon, Nicholas Pepper and Michael McDonald. Jace Alexander is set to direct the pilot, which is filming in Toronto.
Brown is repped by ICM Partners and Pop Art Management. He appeared in multiple episodes of Fox's Sleepy Hollow as Sheriff August Corbin, the Lifetime telepic The Trip to Bountiful and can be seen in the upcoming Warner Bros./Legendary's Warcraft. Other credits include Cowboys & Aliens , The Informant!, The Shawshank Redemption, Starship Troopers and lending his voice for Mr. Krabs on Spongebob Squarepants.