Adrian Pasdar And Jamie Kennedy Join Chris Carter’s Amazon Pilot The After

By Nick Venable | 8 years ago

adrian pasdarWhile we all sit around wishing that Simon Pegg would actually have something to do with an future X-Files project, Chris Carter’s new pilot The After has started the casting process, landing three of its leads in one fell swoop. Whether these leads will be worth the swoop or not is another story. Adrian Pasdar (Heroes), Aldis Hodge (Leverage), and…gulp…Jamie Kennedy, star of Scream and Malibu’s Most Wanted. I guess that’s what happens when you hire a Boggle dice popper to do your casting. (There’s no proof of that.)

The After, which was bought out by Amazon, hasn’t revealed many details surrounding its plot, but the pilot is supposed to take place at the moment of an apocalypse. I don’t even get what that means, unless it’s a super short pilot.

The character descriptions given to the new cast members are just as vague as anything else, though they’re random enough to enforce the idea that this will be another “the people left behind” sort of a drama.

Pasdar wills star as a rich Beverly Hills executive, which I’m sure he’s played a time or two before. Hodge is playing an escaped convict who claims he was innocent and set up for the crimes he was charged with. And get this: Kennedy will play a professional clown. Hot damn! It’s funny that the usefulness of these descriptions ceases to exist once the world gets all catastrophic, so we actually know nothing about these people that matters. Figures.

Pasdar has been all over television over the years, but I think this is his first trip onto an online series. Last year he killed it as President Garcetti on the miniseries Political Animals, he stars on CW’s The Lying Game, and his voice can be heard in almost any cartoon that features Iron Man, such as Marvel’s Avengers Assemble, currently airing on Disney XD.

Aldis, whose career began with a bit role in 1995’s Die Hard: With a Vengeance, starred in this year’s A Good Day to Die Hard, though in a completely different role. He also starred in Zal Batmanglij’s crime thriller The East, and was in the Sixth Gun pilot, based on the comic series, that got dropped from NBC.

Kennedy, meanwhile, had a recurring role on The Cleveland Show before it was cancelled, and will be seen in Josh Stolberg’s The Hungover Games, Joe Eckardt’s mistaken-identity comedy Other Plans, Mars Callahan and Scott Spiegel’s comedy Spring Break ’83, and a bunch of other cinematic tripe.

No word on when production is supposed to start, but you can bide your time watching Kennedy explain the character B-rad below.