Without A Trace star Enrique Murciano has been set as one of the leads in Civil, TNT’s hour-long drama pilot in which the United States devolves into a modern day Civil War as a result of the increased polarization in US politics.
From Allen Coulter and Scott Smith, Civil takes place in the wake of a hotly contested Presidential election, as America finds itself plunging uncontrollably into a modern day Civil War. The series weaves together the personal stories of citizens from all walks of life, whose actions – amplified in an age of instant media – add fuel to the conflict and affect the fate of the entire country.
Per Deadline, who first reported the casting news, Murciano will play Juan Reyes, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who was the Republican nominee for President of the United States. He is described as a self-made man who is the son of immigrants, but beneath his aura of good humor lurks a sharp-toothed political brawler.
This marks the latest TV role for the prolific Murciano, who played FBI Special Agent Danny Taylor on all seven seasons of Without A Trace. Most recently he starred in the Netflix series Bloodline as Marco Diaz. His other credits include Power, Hap & Leonard and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. He is represented by Gersh and Management 360.