SYFY ANNOUNCES GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINEE DENNIS HAYSBERT, DAVID HEWLETT AND IAN TRACEY TO JOIN CAST OF SYFY'S NEW FUTURISTIC ESPIONAGE THRILLER PILOT "INCORPORATED"
NEW YORK - August 19, 2015 - Syfy today announced that Golden Globe nominee Dennis Haysbert (24), David Hewlett (Stargate Atlantis) and Ian Tracey (Wayward Pines) have joined the cast of the channel's new futuristic espionage thriller pilot Incorporated from Matt Damon and Ben Affleck's Pearl Street Films, CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.
Set in a world where companies have unlimited power, executive Ben Larson (Sean Teale, Reign) is forced to change his identity in order to infiltrate a cut-throat corporate world at SPIGA and save the woman he loves. In the process, he will take on the entire system -- with deadly consequences.
Dennis Haysbert plays series regular Julian, Head of Security and probably the most feared person at SPIGA headquarters. Part detective and part grand inquisitor, Julian is a tenacious investigator with an uncanny ability to sniff out moles and traitors in the company. Haysbert's numerous credits include Major League, The Unit, Absolute Power, Jarhead and Ted 2.
David Hewlett has joined the cast of the pilot as Chad, a high-level executive at SPIGA, the all-powerful company in Incorporated, who has reached his position by appeasing his superiors and taking credit for the achievements of his subordinates. Hewlett has appeared in SG-1, Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe, Dark Matter and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.
Ian Tracey has joined the cast of the pilot as Terrence, a corrupt businessman who quickly becomes a benefactor to Theo (Eddie Ramos, Parenthood), but could also become a threat to Ben's plans for SPIGA. Tracey has starred in Intelligence, Rogue and Bates Motel.
The pilot will also star Georgina Haig (Once Upon a Time), Eddie Ramos (Teen Wolf) and Julia Ormond (Mad Men).
Incorporated is created by David and Alex Pastor (Selfless, The Last Days), who wrote and will direct the pilot. Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will serve as executive producer/showrunner, with Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jennifer Todd also executive producing. Pearl Street Film's Margaret Chernin will serve as associate producer.
About Pearl Street Films
Pearl Street films is a Los Angeles-based film and television production company. Founded by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, PSF, provides filmmakers with a creative home for making television and film across budgets and genres. They are currently producing a new season of the (R)Emmy nominated PROJECT GREENLIGHT for HBO, the filmmaking documentary series Affleck and Damon originated in 2001. Pearl Street films is also in pre-production on the feature film LIVE BY NIGHT. Affleck adapted the Dennis Lehane novel, and will star and direct the film in 2015.
About CBS Television Studios
CBS Television Studios is one of the industry's leading suppliers of primetime programming for broadcast, basic and premium cable. The studio's roster of programs includes the phenomenally successful "NCIS" and "CSI" franchises; the critically acclaimed "The Good Wife", "Madam Secretary" and "Jane the Virgin"; hit crime dramas "Elementary", "Blue Bloods" and "Hawaii Five-O"; summer event series "Under the Dome", "Extant", and "Zoo"; the daytime talk show "The Talk"; and "The Late Late Show with James Corden" and the upcoming "Late Show with Stephen Colbert."
About Universal Cable Productions
Universal Cable Productions (UCP) creates innovative and critically acclaimed original scripted and digital content across media platforms for domestic and international distribution. UCP's content library spans classics such as Emmy-award winning, "Monk," and critic and fan favorites "Psych," "Battlestar Galactica," and "Warehouse 13." In the U.S., UCP's programming can be seen across various networks, including: "Colony" (Fall 2015), "Dig," "Mr. Robot," "Playing House," "Royal Pains," "Satisfaction" and "Suits" on USA Network; "12 Monkeys," "Childhood's End" (2016), "Defiance," "Dominion," "Hunters" (2016), "Killjoys," and "Magicians" (2016) on Syfy; "Girlfriends' Guide To Divorce" on Bravo; "The Royals," on E!; "Difficult People" on Hulu; "Battlestar Galactica: Blood & Chrome" on Machinima Prime/YouTube, Syfy and DVD/Blu-Ray; and "Side Effects" on Awesomeness TV/YouTube. Universal Cable Productions is a part of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies. Follow us @UCPisTV.
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