10:43am PT by Lesley Goldberg
ABC's Shondaland Drama 'The Catch' Casts Male Lead (Exclusive)
There's a new leading man coming to Shondaland.
Newcomer Damon Dayoub has nabbed the male lead in ABC's Shondaland-produced drama pilot The Catch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
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The Catch is described as a thriller about Alice (The Killing's Mireille Enos), a woman about to get married and about to get conned. Unbeknownst to her slippery fiance, the heroine — who investigates fraud for a living — is not all she claims to be. And when the fiance's expertly planned con collides with her perfectly constructed lies, they plunge into a dangerous game of cat and mouse. The show is based on the novel by Kate Atkinson.
Dayoub will star as Alice's fiancé, Kieran, who conned her with a fake email and identity. He steals a large amount of?money from Alice before taking off to be with his wife, Zoe. The character is described as cunning and deceitful who essentially only cares about himself.
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Hannibal's Jennifer Schur will pen the script for ABC Studios and executive produce alongside Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. Helen Gregory and Atkinson will co-executive produce. JulieAnne Robinson will also exec produce and direct the pilot. The cast also includes Jacky Ido and Jay Hayden.
Dayoub has been recurring on ABC Family's upcoming Stitchers and will segue from that to the pilot, which will film in Austin. His credits include episodes of Dallas, Single Ladies, Brothers & Sisters and The Last Ship. He's repped by Talentworks and Pop Art Management.
Dayoub joins a roster of leading men in Shondaland including Patrick Dempsey, Tony Goldwyn and alums like Eric Dane.