Milo Ventimiglia ("Mob City," "Heroes") and Barry Sloane ("Revenge") have been cast in ABC's upcoming alien drama, "The Visitors," from executive producer Steven Spielberg.
The project is described as a race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using the Earth's most precious resource: children.
Ventimiglia will play John Doe/Drew Bennigan, who is found unconscious in a D.C. alleyway and wakes up to discover he's lost his memory. Determined to figure out his life, he follows the clues of his tattoos to learn he's Drew Bennigan, Claire's missing husband, and is now forced to live a life he doesn't remember as he fights to regain his memory or cross over to the enemy's side.
Sloane stars as Wes, a Defense Department investigator probing what turns out to be a shocking discovery.
Soo Hugh will write the script and executive produce the Amblin TV and Grady Girl Productions project alongside Dawn Olmstead, Justin Falvey, Darryl Frank and Spielberg. Mark Romanek will direct the pilot and Derek Webster will co-star.