Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport are the first to be cast in ABC’s drama pilot “Flash Forward” says Reuters.
The story is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel and chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for 2 minutes and 17 seconds and has a mysterious vision of the future that changes lives forever.
Vance will play Stan Wedeck, the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI. Davenport will play Lloyd Simcoe, who is trapped in Northern California when the event occurs and struggles to reach his son in a Southland hospital.
David S. Goyer directs the pilot and is executive producing with Brannon Braga, Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Vince Gerardis and Ralph M. Vicinanza.