LOS ANGELES (thefutoncritic.com) -- The latest development news, culled from recent wire reports:
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FLASH FORWARD (ABC) - Courtney B. Vance ("Law & Order: Criminal Intent") and Jack Davenport ("Swingtown") are the first to be cast on the drama pilot, which 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. 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," while Vance is set as Stan Wedeck, "the Los Angeles bureau chief of the FBI." Brannon Braga and David S. Goyer are behind the ABC Studios-based hour, which the latter is directing and is based on Robert J. Sawyer's novel of the same name. Jessika Borsiczky Goyer, Ralph M. Vicinanza and Vince Gerardis also serve as executive producers.
Sources: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Reuters