10:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC Family Sets Cast for Tim Kring Supernatural Drama Pilot
ABC Family has set the cast for its Tim Kring supernatural drama pilot Beyond.
Beyond is a drama about a young man who wakes up from a coma after 12 years and discovers new supernatural abilities that propel him into the middle of a dangerous conspiracy. From Imperative Entertainment and Automatik, the drama is created, written and executive produced by Adam Nussdorf (Once Upon a Time in Wonderland). Kring (Heroes), Zak Kadison, Justin Levy and Brian Kavanaugh-Jones executive produce.
Callan McAuliffe (The Great Gatsby) stars as Holden, who wakes up in a hospital not realizing he’s been in a coma for 12 years. He is emotionally still a teenager, but physically an adult who may have supernatural powers. Jordan Calloway (Switched at Birth, Recovery Road) portrays Holden’s childhood friend Kevin, now a therapist, who is haunted by guilt after the incident that put Holden in a coma. Dilan Gwyn (DaVinci’s Demons) is set as Willa, a woman who appears to be interested in Holden, and who warns him he is in great danger.
Romy Rosemont (Glee, The Fosters) is Holden’s mother Diane, who has refused to give up on Holden throughout his coma, and now is determined to protect him. Michael McGrady (Ray Donovan) will portray Holden’s father Tom, who is emotionally withdrawn after his son’s ordeal, and defers to his wife. Burkely Duffield (The Tomorrow People) rounds out the cast as Holden’s clever younger brother Luke, who grew up in the shadow of his brother’s tragedy, and is now faced with a brother who knows less about the world than he does.