December 2, 2008 / 6:42 AM / 11 years ago

Vance, Davenport "Flash Forward" to sci-fi pilot

Actor Courtney B. Vance arrives for the International Radio and Television Society Foundation Gold Medal award dinner in New York March 9, 2006. REUTERS/Keith Bedford

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - “Law & Order” veteran Courtney B. Vance and Jack Davenport, a regular in the “Pirates of the Caribbean” films, are the first actors cast in ABC’s drama pilot “Flash Forward,” which is rumored as a potential companion to “Lost.”

“Flash Forward” is based on Robert J. Sawyer’s sci-fi novel and chronicles the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes, 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.

For six seasons, Vance played assistant district attorney Ron Carver on NBC’s “Law & Order: Criminal Intent.” The actor, who did a multi-episode on NBC’s “ER” this season, will next be seen in the feature “Hurricane Season.”

British native Davenport, who played Norrington in the three “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, starred this summer on CBS’ period drama “Swingtown.” The actor will next be seen in the feature “The Boat That Rocked.”

Reuters/Hollywood Reporter

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