SMASH's Jack Davenport to Lead ABC's SEA OF FIRE
He joins Jennifer Carpenter and Isabelle Cornish in the pilot, "which chronicles the fallout from three teenage girls starring in a pornographic film, which tears their families apart and leads to a disappearance, a murder and host of other secrets boiling under the surface in a small town."
Davenport will take on the role of "local Sheriff Marty Kesowich. Already deeply concerned over his suicidal and befuddled wife, Marty counts himself lucky to have a seemingly perfect daughter, cheerleader and straight-A student Merel (Cornish). But he's shocked to learn that Merel is not at all the paragon he imagined. After Merel's close friend Jane goes missing, Marty fears that his daughter had some involvement, and when FBI Agent Leah Pierce (Carpenter) joins the case, Marty is torn between pursuing the investigation fully or covering up the increasingly damning evidence against his child."
Davenport's film credits include: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Coupling, and Ultraviolet, as well as the box office SMASH Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, and its sequels, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End. He currently stars as 'Derek Wills' on NBC's SMASH.