LUCKY GUY's Courtney B. Vance to Co-Star in ABC Medical Pilot WARRIORS

LUCKY GUY's Courtney B. Vance to Co-Star in ABC Medical Pilot WARRIORS

Deadline reports that Courtney B. Vance, who just starred on Broadway in Lucky Guy opposite Tom Hanks, has joined the cast of ABC's medical drama pilot WARRIORS. He will co-star alongside Eloise Mumford.

WARRIORS is written by Chris Keyser, who attended Harvard with Vance. "Although I didn't know Courtney in school, I've followed his career with the pride of a classmate. It's only taken me twenty-five years to find the perfect part to bring to him," Keyser said. "For this part of Dr. Fiske, Courtney was our first and only choice."

Vance will play Navy Lt. Hennessey Fiske, an orthopedic surgeon with a specialty in neurology who can craft almost anything, including prosthetics for soldiers who come home with serious injuries.

As BWW previously reported, the project "is inspired by the state-of-the-art Walter Reed Military Medical Center and follows the best and brightest of active duty military doctors and nurses as they practice trailblazing medicine on critically wounded warriors returning home from Afghanistan, on military families and veterans as well as administering to Washington's government elite. It is based on an original teleplay by Steven Baigelman."

Mumford will take on the lead role of "Tory Sterling, a psychiatrist who always knows the right thing to say to comfort someone. She's just back from a tour in Afghanistan and is an expert on PTSD -- but she suffers from a mild case herself and just wants to get back to normal with her husband Clay and fellow surgeon, George."

Martin Campbell will direct the pilot. WARRIORS is executive produced by Keyser, writer Steven Baigelman, David Hoberman, Todd Lieberman and Laurie Zaks for Mandeville TV and ABC Studios.

Vance's other TV credits include Graceland, Revenge, The Closer, FlashForward, ER, State of Mind, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and more. He won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play for Lucky Guy. Vance has also appeared on Broadway in Six Degrees of Separation and Fences.

Photo Credit: Walter McBride

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