A&E is jumping head first into the burgeoning horror TV industry with next week’s BATES MOTEL, and it apparently likes what it’s seen so far. Next up? Michael Bay’s OCCULT, which has nabbed its two leads: THE FIRM and HULK’s Josh Lucas and JOHN CARTER’s Lynn Collins.
Here’s how THR describes the show and their characters:
Occult revolves around an FBI agent who has returned from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.
Lucas will star as Dolan, the intense, hotshot FBI agent returning to the force six months after the devastating disappearance of his wife. He’s a stand-up guy who is quick to defend fellow agent Blair, when she insists that the occult is involved in a recent slaying. Following a supernatural encounter, he’s teamed with Blair to head a new Occult Crime Task Force.
Collins will play the stubborn prodigy Blair, who follows her hunches and has been obsessed with the occult since reading The Tell-Tale Heart at age 7.
James Wong of FINAL DESTINATION fame is writing the script.