2:00pm PT by Rick Porter
'Westworld's' Rodrigo Santoro Joins Hulu Pilot 'Reprisal' (Exclusive)
Westworld actor Rodrigo Santoro is joining Timeless star Abigail Spencer in Hulu's drama pilot Reprisal.
Santoro has been cast in a series regular role on the series, which chronicles a woman's (Spencer) quest for revenge. The role does not preclude Santoro from returning to Westworld, where he recurs as gunslinger Hector Escaton. The character (spoiler alert) was killed in a battle on the HBO show's season two finale, but hosts have a way of being resurrected.
Reprisal is a "hyper-kinetic revenge tale" centered on Spencer's character, a femme fatale who is attacked and left for dead. After surviving, however, she leads a campaign against a bombastic gang of gearheads. Santoro will play Joel Kelly, a longtime member of said gang, The Banished Brawlers, who finds himself rising to the level of de facto leader. The honor-bound Kelly has also undergone a recent shift in priorities due to his life outside the gang and struggles to keep the peace.
The A+E Studios/Littlefield Company pilot comes from writer Josh Corbin (StartUp), who is also a co-executive producer. Warren Littlefield and Barry Jossen are exec producing, with Ann Johnson and Graham Littlefield also on board as co-EPs. Jonathan Van Tulleken (FX's Trust) is directing the pilot.
Santoro is repped by ICM Partners and Management 360, and Troika in the U.K.