Deadline is reporting that NBC conspiracy thriller pilot Emergence has added Alexa Skye Swinton (Billions), The Night Shift alum Robert Bailey Jr., Carnivale‘s Clancy Brown, and Ashley Aufderheide (The Slap).
From Michelle Fazekas and Tara Butters (Reaper), Emergence follows Jo (Allison Tolman), a sheriff who finds a young child (Swinton) near the site of a mysterious accident, only the child has no memory as to what happened. During the subsequent investigation into the accident, the sheriff finds herself pulled into a conspiracy she never imagined that centers on the child’s real identity.
Bailey is set as industrious police officer Chris, while Brown will be seen as Jo’s retired firefighter father Ed and Aufderheide will play Jo’s strong-willed teenage daughter Bree.
Swinton’s television credits include Manifest, Mythos, and Flesh and Bone; Bailey has appeared on Shameless, Criminal Minds, and Memphis Beat; Brown’s live-action roles include Schooled, The Punisher, and Sleepy Hollow; and Aufderheide has appeared on Preacher and Unforgettable.
Emergence is part of a drama pilot slate for NBC that includes musical dramedy Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist; terminal illness drama Council of Dads; Boomtown-esque murder trial examination Prism; Bone Collector series adaptation Lincoln; and Bluff City Law, a legal drama starring Jimmy Smits.