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ABC's 'Wicked City' Adds Jeremy Sisto, Evan Ross in Recastings
ABC's Wicked City has refined its cast.
The Returned alum Jeremy Sisto and The Hunger Games' Evan Ross have boarded the freshman anthology drama as series regulars in recastings.
The drama starts with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ’n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case.
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Sisto will take over the male lead role of LAPD Detective Jack Roth (replacing Adam Rothenberg, who starred in the pilot). Jack is a homicide detective who is assigned to investigate the murder and decapitation of Jenna Fuentes, as he was the detective that solved the L.A. Hillside Strangler mystery.
Ross will take over the role of Diver Hawkes (replacing Darrel Brit Gibson, who played the part in the pilot.) Diver, the owner of a small L.A. paparazzi agency that specializes in photographing gruesome murder scenes, clashes with Jack, who believes Diver interferes with police work.
They join a cast that includes Ed Westwick, Erika Christensen, Taissa Farmiga, Gabriel Luna and more.
Wicked City was written by Steven Baigelman, who exec produces alongside Amy B. Harris and Mandeville Television’s Todd Lieberman, David Hoberman and Laurie Zaks. The drama, from ABC Studios, will debut Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Sisto, who returns to ABC following his starring role in Suburgatory, is repped by Gersh and MGMT Entertainment. Ross (90210, Girlfriends, Luck) is with CAA, Link Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.