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Peter Krause Set as New Male Lead in ABC's Shondaland Drama 'The Catch'
There's a new star coming to Shondaland.
Parenthood and Six Feet Under star Peter Krause has landed the male lead in ABC's midseason drama The Catch, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The Catch is described as a thriller about Alice Vaughan (The Killing's Mireille Enos), a fraud investigator who is poised to be the victim of a fraud by her fiancé. Between cases, she's determined to find him before it ruins her career.
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Krause will take over the role of Kieran Booth from newcomer Damon Dayoub, who played the role in the pilot. The character is described as a successful, longtime con man who lives the good life with other people's money. He's the best at what he does, but viewers have to wonder if he's met his match in Alice.
The news comes after prolonged negotiations that saw the actor initially turn down the role before he was offered the part a second time. Falling Skies star Noah Wylie was also said to have been considered for the part.
Hannibal's Jennifer Schuur penned the script for the ABC Studios drama and executive produces alongside Shondaland's Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers. JulieAnne Robinson also exec produces and directed the pilot, which will now be reshot.
Krause joins a cast that includes Jacky Ido, Jay Hayden, Elvy Yost, Alimi Ballard and Rose Rollins. The part of Kieran's wife — originally played by One Tree Hill's Bethany Joy Lenz — is also being recast.
For Krause, the role marks his follow-up gig to NBC's beloved Jason Katims drama Parenthood, which wrapped last season following a six-year run. It also marks a departure for Krause, whose Adam Braverman was the upstanding eldest son of the family. The three-time Emmy nominated actor had multiple pilot offers this past season. He is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
The Catch will debut on Thursdays at 10 p.m. following the second-season finale of Shondaland's How to Get Away With Murder.