12:18pm PT by Kate Stanhope
USA Crime Thriller 'Eyewitness' Adds 'Chicago Fire' Alum Warren Christie
The cast of USA's forthcoming crime thriller Eyewitness is heating up.
Chicago Fire grad Warren Christie has joined the drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Picked up straight to series in January, Eyewitness is based on the Norwegian crime thriller Oyevitne and centers on two innocent teenage boys who secretly witness a shooting in the forest and barely escape with their lives. Desperate to keep their relationship a secret and fearful of being found by the shooter, they remain silent, but soon learn that what has been seen cannot be unseen and witnessing such a horrible event changes everything.
Christie will play Ryan Kane, a man spiraling into an abyss of violence who will do anything possible to escape detection after committing a series of passion-fueled murders. His pragmatic hunt for the two eyewitnesses (Tyler Young and James Paxton) to his crime and his effort to mislead Sheriff Helen Torrance (Julianne Nicholson) quickly becomes a sinister game of cat and mouse.
Shades of Blue creator Adi Hasak adapted the series for USA and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Jarl Emsell Larsen and Scott Peters also will exec produce. Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight) will exec produce the pilot and direct the first two episodes of the series, which hails from Universal Cable Productions.
The casting brings Christie back to the UCP fold, where he recurred on the first season of Bravo's Girlfriend's Guide to Divorce before moving to an arc on Universal Television's Chicago Fire. He is repped by UTA, Play Management Inc. and Jackoway Tyerman.