Trio Cast in ABC’s Extraordinary Atlas


Janel Moloney and Patrick Breen will co-star in ABC’s fantasy pilot “Captain Cook’s Extraordinary Atlas,” with 13-year-old Jodelle Ferland landing the lead in the WBTV-produced project.

Described as “Harry Potter” meets “Pan’s Labyrinth,” “Atlas,” centers on Gwen (Ferland), an adventurous young girl who finds a magical atlas that reveals a secret world underneath ours.

In the pilot, written by Tom Wheeler and to be directed by Tommy Schlamme, Moloney and Breen will play Gwen’s adopted parents. Also cast in the pilot is 10-year-old Nathan Gamble, who will play Gwen’s younger brother.