Syfy has signed four actors – Keisha Castle-Hughes, Jennifer Ferrin, Robbie Jones and Keon Mohajeri – to join Shane McRae in the 90-minute pilot for the action thriller “Rewind” from BermanBraun and Universal Cable Productions. Additionally, noted director David Cronenberg and Jeff Fahey will guest star in the pilot. Jack Bender (“LOST”) is set to direct the pilot written by Justin Marks, who will also executive produce with Tom Spezialy, Gail Berman, Lloyd Braun and Gene Stein. “Rewind” has begun production in Toronto.
“Rewind” revolves around a team of military field operatives and civilian scientists who must use untested technology to travel back in time to alter past events in order to change the future and avoid a devastating terrorist attack.
Castle-Hughes will portray Priya, the team’s atypical historian, a behavioral anthropologist who provides analytical context to the project and the missions, and whose knowledge of history extends beyond the boundaries of facts.
Bryce, a brilliant scientist who graduated from MIT when she was 18; the smartest person in the room who is obsessive, driven and doesn’t really care what people think of her, will be played by Jennifer Ferrin.
Jones plays Danny, Henry Knox’s (Shane McRae) friend and the man Knox trusts most to help him get the job done as they embark on their perilous mission into the past. As Charlie, Mohajeri portrays a mathematician who has patented an innovative piece of technology that can reduce history to mathematics, in order to measure the team’s action in the past.
Guest star David Cronenberg will play a brilliant pillar of science and Nobel Prize winner who has become unhinged since the death of his wife years ago. He prepares a dangerous plot that will alter the course of history.
Guest star Jeff Fahey plays Ellis, a former NASA aerospace engineer and now part of Bryce’s time travel team. He is the spiritual backbone of the team; strong with a Zen-like wisdom and intensely loyal to Bryce.
The previously announced Shane McRae will portray Sean Knox, ex-Special Forces who ranks as a field operative in a special division of the Department of Homeland Security. A self-aware, wry, clever and razor-sharp strategic mind, Knox likes to be underestimated. Now, Knox has been recruited for a nearly impossible top-secret mission: to travel back in time to prevent a devastating terrorist attack.