Those Love/Hate stars are doing fierce well for themselves since the credits rolled on the crime series two years ago. Between Peter Coonan landing a role in a Michael Douglas movie, Robert Sheehan working alongside Gerard Barrett, and Ruth Negga being tipped for an honest-to-God Oscar, it's all go.
Now, there's even more good news for a Love/Hate alumni as it's emerged that Killian Scott has landed the lead role in a new USA Network pilot called Damnation. It came about after the part had to be recast when former leading man Aden Young departed the role over 'creative differences' last week. However Young's loss, is Killian's gain, as the Dublin actor was brought in to replace him and has already began filming.
The show is described as an "epic saga of the secret history of the 1930s American heartland, chronicling the mythic conflict and bloody struggle between big money and the downtrodden, God and greed, charlatans and prophets."
Scott will play Seth Davenport, who Deadline has described as; "a man masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo. Focused on his mission, he is unaware that an industrialist tycoon has hired a professional strikebreaker named Creeley Turner to stop the uprising by any means necessary. But unbeknownst to those around them, these two men already share a secret bloody past."
The show has so far only been commissioned for a pilot, but it's a got some hefty talent behind it, as it's written by Tony Tost (Longmire), with Game of Thrones co-executive producer Guymon Casady and producer James Mangold (Walk the Line) also on board.
Yep, a Game of Thrones executive producer. How could they say no?