'Swingtown' Star to Appear on Sci-fi Pilot
'Swingtown' Star to Appear on Sci-fi Pilot
Glenn Diaz
Glenn Diaz
Staff Writer, BuddyTV
Previously, we reported that Swingtown, with Bravo recently acquiring rights to air all its13 episodes, held a marathon last October 24, a good month and a half after its season finale last September 5.  Swingtown, originally intended as a midseason replacement on CBS about a family who move into an affluent Chicago neighborhood where they confront unexpected pressures from their provocative new neighbors, Tom and Trina Decker.

On Swingtown, Bruce and wife Susan, played by Molly Parker, move their family to a Chicago suburb where they are introduced them to a new sense of “community” that they were not just used to.  The couple was thrust into the heat of America's sexual revolution, swingers mostly, where the series got its name.

Meanwhile, Swingtown lead Jack Davenport, who plays Bruce Miller, Sr. on the series, has found his way to ABC's sci-fi pilot Flash Forward.  Alongside Davenport, Law and Order: Criminal Intent's Courtney Vance will play two characters who are caught up in the chaos that ensues after everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes and has a vision of the future, which is essentially the pilot's premise.

English-born Davenport, 35, will play Lloyd Simcoe, a father who fights to get to his hospitalized son, while Vance will play the FBI's Los Angeles bureau chief.  Flash Forward is based on a Robert Sawyer novel and is being touted as the “companion show” to ABC hit Lost, which, on its last few seasons, has made that iffy step towards the realm of science fiction. In the same vein, Flash Forward follows what happens when everyone in the world blacks out for two minutes and 17 seconds.  Apparently, that was enough for a mysterious, life-changing experience.

In addition, Shakespeare in Love's Joseph Fiennes and John Cho are also in negotiations to come aboard Flash Forward, says The Hollywood Reporter.


-Glenn L. Diaz, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source: TV Guide, Zap2it
(Image Courtesy of TV Guide)

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