12:47pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'Nurse Jackie' Alum Boards USA's 'The Wilding'
USA Network's The Wilding is firming up its cast.
The Tim Kring (Heroes Reborn, Dig) drama has enlisted Nurse Jackie alum Dominic Fumusa as well as Antonio Jaramillo and Nadia Alexander.
Created and written by Silka Luisa (To the Bone), the backdoor pilot is part of a new business model from producers Universal Cable Productions that is designed to offer high-quality productions at a reduced licensing fee.
The ensemble drama starring Jordana Spiro takes place across North Carolina, where disparate people realize they’re connected by the same haunting. Their only hope is a fractured family battling the repercussions of a teenage pregnancy, addiction and the discovery that they belong to a subset of people with supersensory abilities called Wildings.
Fumusa will play George, an enigmatic drifter that tracks down a former psychiatrist to confront past wrongs. The role marks Fumusa's first since he starred opposite Edie Falco on Showtime's Nurse Jackie, which ended its run in June. He is repped by Gersh and Industry Entertainment.
Jaramillo will play Carlos, Margaret’s (Spiro) husband. As a recovered drug addict and popular teacher, he connects with his troubled step-daughter Kayla in a way that others can’t. The actor has a recurring role in NBC's upcoming Jennifer Lopez drama Shades of Blue. He's repped by Patino Management and SMS.
Alexander will portray Kayla Hayes, a 17-year-old who restarts her life after being released from a mental health facility. Her freedom is threatened when she continues to suffer from the same hallucinations that have plagued her since childhood. Her credits include the upcoming feature Fan Girl and recurred on Boardwalk Empire in addition to a guest role alongside Spiro in The Mob Doctor. She's repped by Paradigm.
The trio join the previously announced LisaGay Hamilton (House of Cards), who plays Dr. Emily Bergom, a pharmaceutical researcher and mother of three who becomes desperate to assert her sanity when she begins to experience auditory hallucinations that place her family and career in jeopardy.
The Wilding hails from UCP, Imperative's Justin Levy and Bailey Conway (Sinister) and Automatik Entertainment’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones (Insidious) will also executive produce. Ciaran Foy (Citadel) will direct the pilot.