Even though we are just one short week away from the long awaited premiere of A&E's BATES MOTEL, that hasn't stopped them from digging their hands deeper into the horror genre as they've just added another genre project to their plate with James Wong's OCCULT, which has just grabbed its two lead actors.
One thing is for sure and it's that A&E knows how to cast their projects. BATES MOTEL has an impressive line-up from top to bottom and they already seem to be on the right track with OCCULT. THR reports, Josh Lucas (above) (THE FIRM, TELL TALE) and Lynn Collins (below) (TRUE BLOOD) have just landed starring roles in A&E's OCCULT pilot — Josh Lucas' character is set to play Dolan while Lynn Collins will play Blair
Occult revolves around Dolan, an FBI agent who has returned from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife’s disappearance. Eager to be back on the job, he is paired with Blair, an agent with her own complicated backstory who specializes in the occult. Together, they will solve cases for the newly formed occult crimes task force.
Written by X-FILES' James Wong, OCCULT sounds like an interesting idea for a series and hopefully if BATES MOTEL does well A&E might just become the go-to place for horror on the small screen.