Thesp gets license to ‘Drive’

Sergei joins cast of Fox pilot

Ivan Sergei (“Crossing Jordan”) has joined the cast of Fox race-car pilot “Drive,” now in production.

Sergei, who also starred in the WB romantic drama “Jack & Jill,” will star alongside Kristin Lehman, Alan Ruck, Melanie Lynskey and Shahine Ezell.

Tim Minear, Benjamin Queen and Greg Yaitanes are the exec producers behind “Drive,” which revolves around contestants on an illegal cross-country race. Yaitanes is also directing the pilot.

Sergei will play Alex Yully, a nursery owner who’s lured into the underground race when his significant other is kidnapped.

Thesp’s credits also include features “The Opposite of Sex” and “Dangerous Minds” and the short-lived TV skeins “Hawaii” and “My Adventures in Television.”

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