ABC has confirmed that Melinda McGraw (Mad Men, The Dark Knight) has been cast in "a key recurring role" opposite Steve Zahn's (War for the Planet of the Apes) Jude Miller in ABC's new midseason sci-fi/drama series The Crossing. The series will be written/executive produced by Dan Dworkin and Jay Beattie and executive produced by former Disney executive-turned-producer Jason Reed.
The Crossing concerns itself with a group of refugees from a war-torn country who begin showing up to seek asylum in a small American town…but there's a catch: the "war-torn country" that they're fleeing from is America is 250 years in the future. The local sheriff with troubled past, a federal agent, and a mother in search of her missing daughter drive the socially allegorical narrative that also has an overarching conspiracy/mythology around it.
Here's a look at the first teaser trailer for The Crossing:
McGraw recently starred opposite Matt Bomer in streaming service Amazon's version of The Last Tycoon, and also had a recurring role on Robert Kirkman's horror series Outcast from Cinemax. She is also known for her work as Barbara Gordon in The Dark Knight, as Scott Bakula's love interest in AMC's Men of a Certain Age, as Diane Gibbs-Fornell-Sterling in NCIS and as Dana Scully's sister Melissa in The X-Files.
Joining Zahn and McGraw on the cast of The Crossing are: Sandrine Holt (House of Cards) as Emma Ren; Natalie Martinez (Under The Dome) as Reece; Bailey Skodje (UnREAL) as Leah; Rick Gomez (Justified) as Nestor; Grant Harvey (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Roy; Jay Karnes (12 Monkeys) as Craig Lindauer; John D'Leo (Orange Is The New Black) as Will; Kelly Missal (One Life to Live) as Hannah; Tommy Bastow (Harley and the Davidsons) as Marshall; Luc Roderique (The 100) as Bryce; Marcuis Harris (Vice Principals) as Caleb; and Simone Kessell (Wonderland) as Rebecca.