Kevin Zegers has been cast in a very meta role in The rookie: the Feds on ABC. Zegers will play Brendon Acres, an actor-turned-FBI agent.
Brendon just left Quantico with a lot to prove in his first placement, per Deadline. Due to her starring role in the long-running television series vampire cop, few people take him seriously as an agent. But he’s more qualified for the job than people think, thanks to training in the method that gave him skills in martial arts and firearms, as well as a master’s degree in computer science.
Zeger (Dirty John, GracepointFamous) joined as series regular with Niecy Nash-Betts, Frankie Faison, Felix Solis and Britt Robertson in The rookie: the Feds, starting September 27. Nash-Betts’ Simone Clark is the FBI’s longest-serving academy recruit and former guidance counselor. Solis plays Special Agent Matthew Garza and Faison plays Christopher “Cutty” Clark. The characters were introduced in a two-part arc in The recruit Season 4 with Nathan Fillion.
Robertson will play Laura Stensen, the “black sheep” of his family of brilliant academics. She has an impressive resume as the youngest person ever brought into the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, but is devastated when she finds out her boyfriend was having an affair with her best friend. Described as socially awkward, workaholic and smart when it comes to reading, Laura is eager to regain her mojo by focusing on her work.
Zegers was recently seen as Dr. Nathaniel Flynn on ABC Rebel. He played in Power in 2019 and Fear the living dead in 2018. Before that, he starred in Famous and had a recurring role as Damian Daalgard in the original Gossip Girl. On the cinema side, he played in the years 2005 transamerica.
The rookie: the Feds is created by Alexi Hawley and Terence Paul Winter, who produce with Mark Gordon, Nash-Betts, Fillion, Michelle Chapman, Bill Norcross and Corey Miller. Entertainment One is developing and distributing the series, a co-production with ABC Signature.
The recruit: the feds, Series premiere, Tuesday, September 27, 10/9c, ABC