Actor Titus Welliver, best known to genre TV fans for his turn as the creepy "Man in Black" in three of Lost's final episodes, has just become the first actor announced for Midnight Sun, the NBC cult-conspiracy thriller. More after the jump.
Deadline reports that "Lost and Sons Of Anarchy alum Titus Welliver is the first actor cast in NBC's drama pilot Midnight Sun. The thriller, based on an Israeli format, follows the mysterious disappearance of Midnight Sun, a group living on a cult-like commune in Alaska, and a female FBI cult specialist leading the investigation that uncovers a larger conspiracy. Welliver will play Bennett Maxwell, the charismatic and manipulative leader of Midnight Sun. The always in-demand Welliver, repped by Paradigm and Leverage, has recurred on CBS The Good Wife and CSI, played a key role in the pilot of Fox's new Kiefer Sutherland midseason drama Touch and is currently seen in the feature Man On A Ledge."