The new CBS drama Stalker has just added two more names to its cast, as Warren Kole (The Following, Common Law) and Erik Stocklin (Mistresses) have both landed recurring roles on the first season of Kevin Williamson’s latest project.
Stalker stars Dylan McDermott (Hostages) and Maggie Q (Nikita), both of whom play detectives in the Los Angeles Threat Assessment Unit tasked with investigating cases of stalking. Kole, who has worked with Williamson in the past, will be playing Detective Trent Wilkes, the lead detective in the Robbery Homicide Division of the LAPD who finds himself in a turf war with McDermott’s character, Jack. Stocklin, who had a small part in the pilot as Perry, an introverted college sophomore, will be reprising his role on the show in a multi-episode arc.
McDermott’s most recent roles, aside from his stint on American Horror Story, have been on series that were unfortunately short-lived. Let’s hope Stalker finds an audience so we can see this veteran actor really have a chance to fully explore his character’s range. He’s shown a knack for playing law enforcement agents on television and in movies before – Dark Blue, Hostages, Olympus Has Fallen, etc. – so this role is definitely something in his wheelhouse. The same goes for Kole, who played a sheriff on The Following and an LAPD officer on Common Law.
Stalker premieres Wednesday, October 1st on CBS. Will you be watching?