Derek Luke has been cast the lead in the pilot for an NBC thriller series, Suspicion.
The series described as “a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goodman (Luke) accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family. Luke’s Goodman is a reluctant hero who doesn’t know it yet. The widower is a focused and hardworking man who has done everything in his power to provide for his daughter Ellie, and to make a life for he and his new fiancé, Lucy.”
Earlier on Friday, Paula Newsome was also cast in the pilot as Agent Peters. Her description: “With a calm demeanor, Agent Peters still makes Danny uneasy despite her efforts to be honest and straightforward.”
Luke is also a series regular on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why.