Peter Facinelli to Join Anna Friel in NBC's ODYSSEY

Peter Facinelli to Join Anna Friel in NBC's ODYSSEY

According to Deadline, TWILIGHT and NURSE JACKIE star Peter Facinelli has signed on to join PUSHING DAISIES' Anna Friel in NBC' upcoming drama pilot ODYSSEY, from writer/producer Peter Horton. Jake Robinson (The Carrie Diaries) also co-stars.

ODYSSEY follows three families entangled in a military conspiracy by way of a female solider (Friel), a corporate attorney (Facinelli) and a political activist (Robinson). Adam Armus and Kay Foster (The Following) are set to write the script and produce with Horton, who will direct the pilot.

Facinelli, who recently played Dr. Fitch Cooper on "Nurse Jackie," received his first SAG Award nomination in 2005 as a member of the HBO drama series "Six Feet Under" ensemble. "Twilight" fans know him as Carlisle Cullen, a role he played in all five of the blockbuster series' films.

Friel recently starred in Showtime's The Vatican, as well as the TV movie The Psychopath Next Door. She is well known for her portrayal of Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles in the series Pushing Daisies, and has also appeared on the small screen in The Street, Neverland, Without You, Public Enemies and more. She originated the role of 'Alice' in Closer on Broadway, for which she won a Drama Desk Award in 1999. She also appeared in Uncle Vanya in the West End in 2012.

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