J.J. Abrams' 'Fringe' Benefits Three Stars
Kirk Acevedo, Tomas Arana and Mark Valley cast in FOX series
According to the industry trade papers, Kirk Acevedo, Tomas Arana and Mark Valley will take main roles what will reportedly be a $10 million, two-hour pilot.
Alex Graves ("Journeyman") is directing.
Produced by Abrams' Bad Robot shingle through Warner Bros. TV, the "X-Files"-esque pilot focuses on an odd trio of paranormal investigators -- A brilliant, eccentric research scientist, his estranged son and a young, female FBI agent.
Acevedo, Arana and Valley don't appear to be playing any of those characters.
The Hollywood Reporter says that Arana will play a Homeland Security agent heading the paranormal-obsessed Fringe division, while Acevedo and Valley will both play FBI agents of some sort.
Valley's no stranger to FOX dramas, though his series for the network -- "Pasadena" and "Keen Eddie" -- have been admired and quickly cancelled. He's most recently been doing time on "Boston Legal."
Acevedo's credits include HBO's "Oz" and NBC's "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" and "The Black Donnellys."
Arana's been seen in "Gladiator" and "Bats: Human Harvest."