Casting News | Omar Epps

8 03 2013

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Actor Omar Epps has left the “House” and strangely he has “Returned.” Epps has found his follow-up to the highly successful series, House as he has been cast as the lead in the new ABC drama, The Returned.

Epps, who played Dr. Eric Foreman on the long-running Fox drama starring Hugh Laurie, will star in the story which asks the question what happens when the people you have buried and mourned suddenly appear on your doorstep as if not a day’s gone by.

Epps will star as Martin Bellamy, an agent with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He’s a former cop who joined ICE when he got involved with a case involving the trafficking of children. He’s empathetic with a soft spot for kids — despite not having a family of his own — and is fascinated by Jacob (newcomer Landon Gimenez), a mysterious boy who popped up from nowhere in the middle of rural China.

Additionally, That ’70s Show alum Kurtwood Smith has joined the cast as Harold, Jacob’s father, who is rattled by the mysterious reappearance of his son — who appears radically unchanged despite being dead for 32 years.

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