Syfy announced today that actor Jeff Fahey (Lost, The Lawnmower Man) and filmmaker David Cronenberg (The Fly, eXistenZ) will join as guest stars for the 90-minute Syfy time-traveling pilot Rewind.
Fahey plays Ellis, a former NASA aerospace engineer and now part of Bryce’s (Jennifer Ferrin) time travel team. He is the spiritual backbone of the team; strong with a Zen-like wisdom and intensely loyal to Bryce.
Cronenberg will play a brilliant pillar of science and Nobel Prize winner who has become unhinged since the death of his wife years ago. He prepares a dangerous plot that will alter the course of history.
Syfy announced the main cast a few weeks ago.
A bit of old news, but I just discovered this article didn’t publish: Deadline is reporting 4 more actors have been signed for Syfy’s upcoming Rewind pilot: Keisha Castle-Hughes (Whale Rider, Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith) as Priya, an “a-typical” historian and behavioral anthropologist; Jennifer Ferrin (The Cape, Sex and the City 2) as Bryce, an obsessive, overachieving scientist who graduated MIT at 18 and isn’t concerned with other people’s perceptions of her; Robbie Jones (Hellcats, One Tree Hill) as Danny, the trusted friend of Henry Knox (played by Shane McRae); and Keon Mohajeri (Circumstance) as Charlie, a mathematician who can reduce history to mathematics with his own patented technology.
Rewind is described as a thriller that revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack. Justin Marks wrote the pilot and will executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions also produce Syfy’s original hit series Alphas, currently entering its second season.
Syfy made two casting announcements today.
Syfy has inked actor Shane McRae to star in the two-hour pilot for the action thriller Rewind from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions. Jack Bender (Lost, Alphas) is set to direct the pilot penned by Justin Marks, who will also executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. Rewind is set to begin production in April 2012.
McRae attended the NYU Graduate Acting program where he received his master’s degree. Soon after, he landed his first role in the Tony Award-winning play Richard Greenberg’s Take Me Out on Broadway. He was recently seen in The Help, Bad Teacher, The Adjustment Bureau and Killer Pad among others. He was also a series regular on NBC’s Four Kings. His theater credits include Fifth of July directed for Bay Street and Williamstown by Terry Kinney, Killer’s and Other Family (Rattlestick) and Richard III (Public Theatre). He’s represented by Gersh and TMT Entertainment.
Syfy has announced that Jack Bender, who directed many episodes of Lost (and exec produced) as well as the pilot for Alphas and most recently several episodes of Alcatraz has been hired to direct the pilot for Syfy‘s upcoming pilot Rewind, which was ordered just last month. Rewind is a joint production of BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions, who also produce Alphas.
In its first pilot order since 2010, Syfy has ordered a two-hour pilot called Rewind, and action-thriller from Justin Marks (Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea: Captain Nemo), BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions.
BermanBraun also produces Alphas, which was one of the pilot orders from 2010, along with Three Inches, which was described in Syfy’s Spring 2011 development slate, but did not get to series.
Update: From the press release: