Michael Mosley and Patrick Murney sign up for Seven Seconds
VOD News | On 01, Dec 2016
Michael Mosley and Patrick Murney have signed up to star in Netflix’s crime drama, Seven Seconds.
Directed by Gavin O’Connor, who just had The Accountant out in UK cinemas, and written by The Killing’s creator, Veena Sud, the 10-episode drama follows the critical injury of a teenage boy by a cop in Jersey City, causing a chain of events that aims to reflect the current racial tensions in the USA.
Mosley, who has appeared in Castle, Longmire and Elementary, will reportedly play Joe “Fish” Rinaldi, a veteran New Jersey cop assigned to work with the prosecutor with the case. Murney, who has been a guest star on Person of Interest and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, will play Gary Wilcox, a member of the city’s narcotics squad, alongside the already-cast Diangelo (David Lyons), Osorio (Raul Castillo) and newcomer Peter Jablonski (Beau Knapp).
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Netflix is rapidly building out the cast for its new crime drama Seven Seconds.
Directed by Gavin O’Connor, who just had The Accountant out in UK cinemas, and written by The Killing’s creator, Veena Sud, the series was commissioned by Netflix from Fox 21 TV Studios last month. The 10-episode drama aims to reflect the current racial tensions in the US, following the critical injury of a teenage boy by a cop in Jersey City. The show is based on Yuri Bykov’s 2013 Russian actioner The Major and explores the aftermath of a police chief running over the child and the force’s subsequent cover-up. Sud is exec producing the project, alongside O’Connor, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and Alex Reznik.
The series order came after months of negotiations, as this marks the first original series from Fox’s TV arm for Netflix, although the pair have previously partnered on reviving Arrested Development. Sud, however, is no stranger to the streaming giant, after Netflix picked up The Killing as an exclusive following its cancellation by AMC.
The show stars Game of Silence’s David Lyons as Mike Diangelo, the leader of a Narcotics squad in the Jersey City police, with Beau Knapp (soon to be seen in Eli Roth’s Death Wish) playing a new member of team, who is eager to please Diangelo.
This week, Netflix has also signed up Grimm’s Russell Hornsby, Looking’s Raul Castillo and A United Kingdom’s Zackary Momoh.
Hornsby will play Isaiah Butler, a “devout man who is shaken to his core by the incident”, while Momoh will portray Seth, Isaiah’s brother, who returns home from Afghanistan in time to support the family. Castillo will play Felix Osorio, another member of Diangelo’s Narcotics team.
It’s not the first team the show’s director has been near the small screen, either: O’Connor directed the pilot for FX’s The Americans.