'Cavemen' digging deeper
EmptySam Huntington has been tapped to star in ABC's much-talked-about upcoming comedy series "Cavemen," which is undergoing some retooling.
Huntington will play a new caveman character, Andy, who is the younger brother of Joel (Bill English). Andy, who lives in their small hometown, comes to Atlanta to visit his brother after breaking up with his girlfriend.
Andy will replace Jamie, Joel's easygoing little bother character played in the pilot by Dash Mihok.
Inspired by the popular Geico insurance commercials, "Cavemen" will continue to revolve around three modern cavemen -- Joel, Joel's younger brother and Joel's cynical best friend Nick (Nick Kroll) -- as they struggle to fit in the human-dominated society.
The ABC Studios-produced "Cavemen" will not launch with the pilot but with another yet-to-be-filmed first episode, which is said to be delving more into the cavemen's backstories.
The original pilot (with Jamie's scenes reshot) is expected to air later in the season.
Huntington, who played Jimmy Olsen in Warner Bros. Pictures' "Superman Returns," voiced one of the lead characters in Fox's animated comedy pilot "Two Dreadful Children" this past development season.
He next appears in the Weinstein Co.'s "Fanboys."
Huntington is repped by Paradigm and attorneys Jason Sloane and Harris Hartman.