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Donal Logue has joined the cast of ABC’s musical drama pilot Hallelujah.
The project, from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry, centers on a stranger who arrives in the small town of Hallelujah, Tenn., which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. He brings with him peace, justice and possibly faith for residents who desperately need the lift.
No doubt inspired by the success of Glee, Hallelujah episodes will be punctuated by songs from a gospel choir, which serves as a kind of Greek chorus.
Logue, who was last seen in FX’s critically acclaimed ratings disappointment Terriers, will play the part of Rye. He joins star Jesse L. Martin, along with Frances O’Connor and The Vampire Diaries’ Arielle Kebbel, who have been cast as Ruth and Veda, respectively.
Cherry will write and executive produce the pilot, with Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives, Reba) serving as an executive producer. Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, The Chronicles of Narnia) will direct.
Logue is repped by CAA and Kipperman Management.
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