Actors Alex Meraz (Twilight), Ruth Bradley and Spencer Locke (Resident Evil) has been cast in the ABC pilot Big Thunder according to Deadline.
Irish actor Ed MacLiam (EastEnders) has been cast as the lead of ABC’s drama pilot Big Thunder. Also cast in the pilot, written by Jason Fuchs, directed by Rob Bowman and executive produced by Melissa Rosenberg, is Twilight‘s Alex Meraz, reuniting with the movie franchise’s writer, Rosenberg. Additionally, Ruth Bradley and Resident Evil‘s Spencer Locke have been added to the project, based on Disney’s roller coaster ride. It centers on Dr. Grant Carson (MacLiam), a brilliant, late 19th century New York doctor. He and his family are given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to relocate to a frontier mining town run by a powerful but mysterious tycoon, but quickly realize that not everything in Big Thunder is as it seems. Meraz plays a handsome Shoshone tribesman. Irish actress Bradley plays Nora, a nanny with a dark, hidden past. Locke plays Lizzie, Carson’s beautiful and brilliant teenage daughter.