Emmanuelle Chriqui, Sam Neill Cast in CBS Political Drama Pilot

"The Ordained" revolves around a young man who leaves the priesthood and becomes a lawyer to protect his politician sister from asssassination

"Alcatraz" actor Sam Neill and "Entourage" alum Emmanuelle Chriqui have been cast in the CBS pilot "The Ordained."

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The drama project follows Tom, the son of a Kennedy-esque family (played by "Boardwalk Empire" alum Charlie Cox) who abandons the priesthood and joins the legal profession to prevent his politician sister from being assassinated.

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Neill will play Michael Thomas Riley, Tom's father, who's also known as "The Governor." Chriqui (left) will play Sam, who lives next door to Tom.

R.J. Cutler ("Nashville") is directing the pilot, which comes from CBS Television Studios, with Lisa Takeuchi Cullen writing and co-executive producing.

The cast also includes Nestor Serrano and Audra McDonald.
 

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