No Ned for Davenport
By Winter Is Coming on in Casting.

Well, we can scratch Jack Davenport off the list of potential actors for the role of Eddard. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he has been cast as a lead in the pilot for ABC’s Flash Forward.

Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport are the first actors cast in ABC’s hot drama pilot “Flash Forward,” which is rumored as a potential companion to “Lost.”

“Flash Forward,” from David S. Goyer, Brannon Braga and ABC Studios, 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.

Winter Is Coming: Assuming this gets picked up, which it seems like it will, that would mean Davenport is totally out of the running. Which is a shame as I thought he would have been a good fit. Interestingly enough, one of the producers for this project is Vince Gerardis, who is also co-executive producing Game of Thrones. So if this happens to not get a series order, who knows?

1 Comment

  1. João Marcelo
    Posted December 8, 2008 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Thats sad for him… the book Flash Forward is based on hardly seems “series worthy”. The author is great, and his novel Hominids won a Nebula and a Hugo, but Flash Forward has a pretty lame concept… I bet its cancelled after season 1… for Sci Fi to survive on TV it has to be THAT good…

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