CBS has found the lead actor for their drama pilot Scorpion.
Elyes Gabel, who starred in the re-tooled third season of ABC’s drama series Body of Proof, has nabbed the lead role in the project. The actor, whose previous credits include The Borgias, Game of Thrones and World War Z, joins The X-Files alum Robert Patrick, who was cast as a federal agent last week.
Scorpion revolves around Walter (Gabel), an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age. The drama is set up as sister studio CBS Television Studios and is being written by Breakout Kings co-creator Nick Santora and Golden Boy creator Nicholas Wootton. The executive producers are Santora, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Heather Kadin, Scooter Braun and Justin Lin, whom is also attached to direct.