11:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jeff Eastin's USA Drama Pilot Books 'The Killing' Co-Star
Brandon Jay McLaren is moving in with USA Network.
The Killing’s teacher has been tapped to co-star in White Collar creator Jeff Eastin’s hourlong drama pilot for USA Network, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
McLaren, whose credits also include Being Erica and the feature Tucker and Dale vs. Evil, will play Dale Jakes, a quick-tempered U.S. Customs agent in the drama from Fox TV Studios that revolves around agents from various federal and state law enforcement agencies who all live in at an undercover house in Southern California.
He joins Aaron Tveit (Gossip Girl), who will play a housemate/rookie FBI agent Mike Warren, in the project.
McLaren will next be seen recurring on Season 2 of TNT’s alien invasion drama Falling Skies. He’s repped by Pakula/King & Associates, Hofflund/Polone and Trisko Talent Management.
Eastin’s White Collar was renewed for a fourth season in August; the Matt Bomer and Tim DeKay drama returns in January.