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‘Revenge’ Star Nick Wechsler Joins Fox ‘Recon’ Pilot

Fox has cast “Revenge” alum Nick Wechsler in drama pilot “Recon,” Variety has learned.

Wechsler has nabbed the series regular role of Freddie, a skillful and hardworking FBI agent who struggles with moral conflict while at the center of a key mission: A rookie FBI agent (Tracy Spiridakos) embeds herself in a suspected terrorist family. He joins other previously announced stars Alexander Siddig and Sarita Choudhury.

The pilot hails from Warner Bros. Television with Kevin Williamson, Julie Plec and Caroline Dries executive producing. Dries penned the pilot script, which will be directed by Adam Davidson.

Wechsler is repped Innovative Artists and manager Gordon Gilbertson at Gilbertson Entertainment.

Earlier today, another Fox pilot produced by Warner Bros. TV, “Lethal Weapon,” announced the casting of Clayne Crawford in the role of Martin Riggs, the character originated by Mel Gibson in the lucrative action film franchise. This week also saw the casting of Geena Davis in Fox’s pilot for “The Exorcist,” a modernized take on William Peter Blatty’s 1971 book and the film of the same name.

For detailed information on all of this year’s pilots, see Variety’s Pilot Scorecard.

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