‘Unknown’ fills in blanks

Michael Rymer to direct first episode

Fox TV Studios has filled out the cast and hired a director for “Persons Unknown,” the shingle’s series from scribe Christopher McQuarrie.

Michael Rymer, who helmed the pilot to the critically acclaimed “Battlestar Galactica,” has been tapped to direct the first episode of “Persons Unknown.” Project, a co-production with Mexico’s Televisa and Italy’s RAI, starts shooting Monday in Mexico City.

Series has an initial 13-episode order and will star Jason Wiles (“Third Watch”) as Joe. Also newly cast: Daisy Betts, who will play Janet; Tina Holmes (“Six Feet Under”) as Moira; Sean O’Bryan (“Vantage Point”) as Blackham; and Lola Glaudini (“Criminal Minds”) as Kat.

They join previously announced thesps Alan Ruck, Chadwick Boseman, Gerald Kyd and Kate Lang Johnson.

Mystery revolves around a group of strangers who wake up in the middle of nowhere and try to figure out how they got there. McQuarrie, Heather McQuarrie and showrunner Remi Aubuchon exec produce.

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