'Lost' star Terry O'Quinn cast in Marc Cherry's 'Hallelujah' pilot

Terry-O-QuinnImage Credit: Insidefoto/PR PhotosAnother Lost veteran has washed ashore onto the cast of a fall pilot: Terry O’Quinn has joined ABC’s drama Hallelujah from Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry.

The drama is set in small town being torn apart by the forces of good and evil. The town’s fortunes change when a mysterious stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith. The show is billed as “a drama with musical elements” and, yes, John Locke does sing.

O’Quinn joins fellow¬†Lost boys Michael Emerson (CBS’ Person of Interest) and Jorge Garcia (Fox’s Alcatraz) on shows in contention for a fall season slot.

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  • kathyvb

    I hope he is the “mysterious stranger”… I’m already intrigued!

    • Lame

      I would have been happier if the news had been Firefly was returning to tv and all three of these guys were joining in the cast in guest roles – Terry O’Quinn would be great as the head of the alliance

      • Jen E.

        You had me at Firefly returning to TV…

      • Renaton

        What is it that every news around here people are talking about Firefly?

        Nothing against the show, it’s just that this news has nothing to do with it, like many others on this site.
        Yet, Firefly fans seem to be bringing it up a lot lately.
        I’m not hatin’ or trolling anyone, just don’t understand why people feel to bring it up all the time.

    • gataroo

      Love OQuinn. Can’t wait to see him on tv again. Isn’t James Hibberd the Doctor on the Simpsons?

    • Justin

      According to TV Guide, he’s not the stranger. He’s the corrupt millionaire who’s pretty evil. Someone else is playing the stranger.

    • Tom

      As long as the ending doesn’t suck like Lost did.

    • Color Me Impressed

      I will be watching this show. Enough said.

  • scott

    Hope it’s Glee meets American Gothic and not Glee meets Touched by an Angel. New agey religion makes for bad TV: for proof, see the LOST series finale.

    • John A

      Silly silly haters.

    • Adam

      Amen Scott. No pun intended. The LOST finale was underwhelming, to say the least.

      • Francineto

        The chili supper was a truly aoeswme experience, definitely worth skipping my 5pm Theology class for! I was so surprised at the number of people that came and at the fact that the event happens every year. It was like something that my mom would tell me about when she was growing up in Natchez, MS. I think it’s so wonderful that all the people of the neighborhood can come together and get to know their neighbors. It really made me think about trying to get something like that established in my own neighborhood back home.

  • stella

    What about the TV show he was supposed to do with Michael Emerson (Ben)…I think it was called “Odd Jobs”?

    • jules

      I heard it was postponed.

  • Mike O

    A dramatic show with music is never a good idea.

  • Anne

    Awwww, man, not that I’m not happy that O’Quinn is getting work (I am, honest), but I was really hoping that he and Emerson would work together again!! Specifically on the pilot they were going to do called “Odd Jobs”! Kind of sad that they’ll be on different shows on different networks now – it would have been so amazing to get these two on the same show again! :/

  • tracy bluth

    I’m glad they are all getting work, but I was really hoping his pilot with Michael Emerson would work out.

  • A

    So, what happened to the show that was supposed to star both Emerson and O’Quinn? Did that one fall through?

  • John A

    Seriously EW? You just deleted my post because I linked to a different site with more information? Never commenting here again. Goodbye.

    • John A

      Oh, it’s back? That was… strange? Lol, my bad?

  • Jared

    Odd Jobs, the project staring O’Quinn and Emerson as former black ops agents living in surburbia, was sold to NBC and received a ‘put pilot’ commitment from the network – that is, NBC was contractually obligated to show the pilot once it was made, virtually guaranteeing that it would get picked up to series. Unfortunately, the writers in charge of the project submitted the pilot’s screenplay too late for NBC to evaluate it and move it into production for the fall season, so NBC decided to roll its ‘put pilot’ commitment for the project over to the 2012-2013 TV season. However, because Emerson and O’Quinn weren’t under contract, they were free to take other offers and decided to accept actual offers of work now instead of waiting off screen and doing guest spots for another year.

    So basically, Odd Jobs is still owned by NBC and we may indeed see on their 2012 fall schedule. Unfortunately, it means that neither Emerson nor O’Quinn will likely be attached to star in the project unless both ‘Persons of Interest’ and ‘Hallelujah’ don’t get picked up, and these two very talented don’t receive other, more attractive offers for their services. I’m still hopeful that we’ll get to see the two of them on the same show, but since I don’t want to wish failure on two of my favorite actors, for the moment I’d file Odd Jobs under one of the many great ‘What Might Have Been’ stories of TV.

    • lucy2

      I’m so disappointed! I would have LOVED to see them together again, they always worked so well together. Ah well, I really like both actors and will follow them to their new shows though.

    • David

      So basically, we just have to boycott watching “Persons of Interest” and “Hallelujah?”

      …I’m down with that. To be honest, I like Terry too much to enjoy seeing him typecast in another “evil” role like Smokey, anyway.

      • Casey

        How is that typecast? He played two characters on Lost: one good and one bad.

  • simon

    I am excited to see O’Quinn in anything! Same with Emerson but appears that they will not be together anytime soon…

  • ollie

    Yea! Now ill check out the pilot unless something else i already watch is on at the same time.

  • Me

    A musical?
    no nooo noooooo

  • Truthhurts

    yeah sorry ya had me til you got to musical…it’s just not realistic sounds like another gimmick to capitalize on glee’s so called success and niche market.

    • Truthhurts

      Just like how cherry came out with desperate housewives right around the end of sex in the city. No way was that coincidence.

  • Meghan

    Can someone in Hollywood please cast Josh Holloway and Evangeline Lilly in an adventure/romcom? Pretty please with a cherry on top? I promise it will make money.

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