Karl Urban isn’t the only new Star Trek star who has nabbed an acting gig from a Trek producer this pilot season. Now news comes that John Cho has been cast in a guest role for Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman’s Sleepy Hollow Fox pilot. Bob and Alex have also sold a new sci-fi movie project to Universal. Details on all that below.
Orci & Kurtzman cast John Cho For ‘Sleepy Hollow’ Pilot
John Cho, Star Trek’s new Mr. Sulu, has been cast for a guest spot in the Fox drama pilot Sleepy Hollow from Star Trek writer/producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. The Hollywood Reporter gives the details…
Sleepy Hollow is a modern-day supernatural thriller based on the legend starring British actor Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane. Cho will play Officer Andy Dunn, a likable police officer in Sleepy Hollow who has Detective Abbie Archer’s (Shame’s Nicole Beharie) back and is seemingly compassionate and helpful. However, there is more to him than meets the eye.
Orci and Kurtzman are writing the pilot episode and will executive produce. Heather Kadin is an executive producer and Phil Iscove is a writer and producer. The pilot is being directed by Len Wiseman.
John Cho with Matthew Perry in next week’s episode of "Go On" – Cho just cast to guest star in Orci & Kurtzman’s "Sleepy Hollow" pilot
In other Orci and Kurtzman news, Deadline reported this week that the pair have sold a sci-fi thriller project to Universal. The script is being written by Steven Karczynski.
By the way, Cho isn’t the only Sulu that Orci and Kurtzman have recently tapped for one of their shows. Original Star Trek’s George Takei was cast as Uncle Choi for an episode of Hawaii Five-O which aired in December.
George Takei with Daniel Dae Kim on the set of "Hawaii Five-0" – another show produced by Orci & Kurtzman