Holy Incredibles! How about The Shield's Michael Chiklis playing a superdad in ABC's new superhero drama pilot No Ordinary Family?
In the pilot, Chikis plays the father of an American super family who all have special abilities. No Ordinary Family was written by Greg Berlanti (Eli Stone) and Jon Feldman (Tru Calling) and comes from ABC Studios.
Chiklis won an Emmy for his role as the rogue supercop Vic Mackey on FX's The Shield; however, he's no stranger to superhero movies. He played the Thing in the Fantastic Four movie franchise and has been very in demand this pilot season.
In other pilot casting news, Lost's Daniel Dae Kim has been tapped to play a lead role on CBS's Hawaii Five-O reboot. Kim, who plays Jin Kwon on Lost, will take on the role of Detective Chin Ho Kelly.
Hawaii Five-O is a hot property that's attracting a lot of genre actors, possibly because it comes from those smoking-hot Star Trek writers and Fringe co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci. Moonlight star Alex O'Loughlin is in talks to play the lead role of Detective Steve McGarrett (originally played by Jack Lord). And Stargate's Michael Shanks confirmed to us that he was reading for the part of Danno (originally played by James MacArthur).
Meanwhile, The CW has ordered a pilot for Betwixt, which takes place in an urban setting and revolves around "changelings" who try to save humans from evil. Elizabeth Chandler (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) wrote the script, which is being executive-produced by Paul Stupin (Make It or Break It).
Does No Ordinary Family or Betwixt sound like a pilot you'd like to see go to series?