Toby Kebbell is heading to the small screen and has landed the lead role on SALVAGE, an ABC drama pilot that will compete for a slot on the network in the 2018-19 season.
Salvage follows ex-cop Jimmy Hill (Kebbell), who just wants to be left alone after moving back home in rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents, and his own father.
Kebbell joins the previously-cast Charity Wakefield, who plays Jimmy’s ex, Gwen.
Don Todd is writing and executive producing the ABC Studios project.
This would mark Kebbell’s first series regular role on TV, though he starred in a memorable Black Mirror episode in Season 1 and has starred in limited series like The Escape Artist opposite David Tennant. His film credits include the Planet of the Apes revival franchise, Kong: Skull Island and Warcraft. He is repped by CAA.
Linda Ge | TV Editor