David Boreanaz Will Replace Jim Caviezel as the Lead in CBS Navy SEAL Drama
Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Bones star David Boreanaz has landed his next big Tv project for CBS' upcoming Navy SEAL drama. The actor will replace Jim Caviezel, who was previously cast in the lead. Apparently, he dropped out of the project after he and the network collided with creative differences.
Boreanaz will play a character named Jason, "the respected, committed leader of his assault team who’s been through over a dozen deployments." He joins the previously cast A.J. Buckley, "who plays the self-destructive, on-edge but loyal Sonny"; Max Thieriot, "a millennial SEAL who is extremely capable but deeply insecure beneath layers of swagger and confidence"; Neil Brown Jr. as Ray, "the longest-tenured member of Jason’s assault team, and his most trusted friend and colleague"; and Toni Trucks as Diaz, "the logistics officer who is responsible for making the arrangements to get the team and their gear where they need to be."
The pilot comes from Justified and Sneaky Pete scribe Ben Cavell, and it's "about the lives of elite Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask."
I like Boreanez and this seems like a great new project for him to take on. His current show Bones is coming to an end, and the series finale will air on March 28th.