8:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
Gabriel Mann Joins USA Network Period Drama 'Damnation' (Exclusive)
Gabriel Mann has booked his next TV role.
The Revenge grad has joined USA Network's forthcoming drama Damnation in a recurring role, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Described as "an epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland," Damnation centers on the struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, and charlatans and prophets during the Depression. The project centers on Seth Davenport (Ripper Street's Killian Scott), a man pretending to be a small-town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner (Quarry's Logan Marshall-Green) to stop the uprising by whatever means necessary. Unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past.
Mann will play Martin Eggers Hyde, a refined, witty, extremely well-educated and well-spoken individual who is also a brilliant visionary.
In addition to his breakout role on the ABC drama Revenge, Mann's other credits include Mad Men, Ray Donovan and The Bourne Supremacy. He is repped by Paradigm, The Van Johnson Company and attorney Allison H. Binder of Stone, Genow.
On Damnation, Mann joins fellow Mad Men alum Melinda Page Hamilton, as well as castmembers Sarah Jones (Alcatraz), Chasten Harmon (BrainDead), Christopher Heyerdahl (Hell on Wheels) and Joe Adler (Grey's Anatomy).
Ordered to series in May, Damnation hails from Tony Tost (Longmire), who wrote the pilot and will executive produce with James Mangold (Walk the Line), Guymon Casady (Game of Thrones) and Daniel Rappaport (Office Space) on behalf of Entertainment 360. Hell or High Water director David Mackenzie directed the pilot. The project is co-produced by Universal Cable Productions and Netflix, the latter of which has first-run rights for the series outside of the U.S.
Damnation is set to launch in October.