Victor Rasuk has come a long way since starring in the lead role of Peter Sollett’s 2002 festival sensation, Raising Victor Vargas, and is now set to become a very familiar face indeed as he signs on for Kevin Williamson’s new, as-yet-untitled psychological thriller.
Wending its way to the small screen through Williamson’s Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros TV, this new, dark thriller focuses on a newcomer to the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD, which deals with stalking incidents. With Dylan McDermott in the lead role as Jack Larsen, supported by Maggie Q (Divergent) and Mariana Klaveno (True Blood), Victor Rasuk will play Ben – a loyal, but morally shady detective with the unit. The show is being developed for CBS.
Though he was first best known as creator of gentle teen drama Dawson’s Creek, Williamson soon displayed his darker side with the Scream and I Know What You Did Last Summer franchises, followed quickly by The Faculty. In recent years, he has delivered the popular Vampire Diaries series, and is now enjoying the success of the deeply disturbing show The Following, which is currently in its second season. This new stalking thriller looks set to be heading down a similar, scary path, with Liz Friedlander on board to direct the pilot, having directed three episodes of The Following.
The show is currently in pre-production, so there is no clear idea yet of when it might be ready for broadcast. The presence of Victor Rasuk is sure to bring in additional audiences when it does finally get to air, though. He is about to have a very good year appearing in both Godzilla (released on May 16th, 2014) and Fifty Shades Of Grey (released on February 13th, 2015).
It seems that, for his new psychological thriller, Kevin Williamson has caught Victor Rasuk at just the right time.