EXCLUSIVE: Chad Rook (Mermaid) is intended for a recurring role in Joe pickett, an hour-long drama series from Spectrum Originals based on the successful CJ Box novels, starring Michael Dorman. The series comes from Waco creators John Erick Dowdle and Drew Dowdle, Paramount Television Studios and Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher’s Red Wagon Entertainment.
Joe pickett follows a game ranger (Dorman) and his family as they navigate the changing political and socio-economic climate of a small rural town in Wyoming. Surrounded by a rich history and a vast fauna, the canton hides decades of projects and secrets that remain to be discovered. The series will air for nine months exclusively on Spectrum.
Rook will play Deputy McLanahan.
The cast also includes David Alan Grier, Julianna Guill, Sharon Lawrence, Mustafa Speaks, Paul Sparks, Skywalker Hughes and Kamryn Pliva.
Dowdles executive producers with Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher for Red Wagon Entertainment. Box is also an executive producer.
Notable Rook TV credits include the role of Clyde Mardon in Flash and Chris Mueller on Mermaid, in the same way The 100, Virgin River, Supernatural and Timeless. His feature film includes the role of Boyle on War for the Planet of the Apes. He will then be seen in supporting roles in future features. Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City and alongside Mel Gibson in an action shot Dangerous, both slated for release later this year. Rook is replaced by Webster Talent Management and Noble Caplan Abrams.