Pack a lunch. W. Earl Brown and Michael Lindall have been cast in the Roadside Picnic TV show pilot at WGN America. Brown played Dan Dority on the Deadwood TV series, which was cancelled after three seasons on HBO. He now plays Sheriff Hugo Root on AMC‘s Preacher, and was Detective Teague Dixon in the second season of HBO’s True Detective. The duo joins Matthew Goode, who was previously cast.
Lindall recurs as Finch on the Guilt TV series on Freeform. According to Deadline, he will play Tender, described as, “a brave and daring Army vet recruited to join Red’s excursion into the zone.” Brown has been cast as Buzzard, “a veteran and affluent Stalker who considers himself the de facto leader of his criminal cohorts.”
A sci-fi drama, Roadside Picnic is based upon the 1971 Arkady and Boris Strugatsky Russian novel. Set in the near-future, after aliens have come to and gone from Earth, Roadside Picnic is written by Jack Paglen. Alan Taylor is directing the pilot. Neal Moritz is executive producing withVivian Cannon.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Roadside Picnic TV series pilot? How do you like the cast so far?