Ptolemy Slocum has joined the growing cast of the Warner Bros. Television/HBO’s science fiction pilot “Westworld,” TheWrap has learned.
WBTV wouldn’t confirm Slocum’s role or its description, though individuals with knowledge of the casting told TheWrap that his character’s name is Sylvester.
HBO’s “Looking” fans will remember Slocum in the recurring role as Dom’s (Murray Bartlett) friend, Hugo. He has also appeared on CBS’s “Bad Teacher,” HBO’s “Veep,” ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and HBO’s “The Wire,” among many other shows.
Currently, “Westworld” stars Anthony Hopkins, Ed Harris, Evan Rachel Wood, Jeffrey Wright, Rodrigo Santoro, James Marsden, Shannon Woodward, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Angela Sarafyan, Simon Quarterman and Eddie Rouse.
Slocum joins a growing list of supporting castmembers including Demetrius Grosse, Kyle Bornheimer, Currie Graham, Lena Georgas, Steven Ogg and Timothy Lee DePriest.
The one-hour drama is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams, Jerry Weintraub and Bryan Burk. Jonathan Nolan (“Person of Interest”) is writing and directing as well as executive producing, with Lisa Joy (“Burn Notice”) also writing and executive producing. Kathy Lingg is co-executive producing.
Inspired by the Michael Crichton film, which starred Yul Brynner, Richard Benjamin and James Brolin, the project is described as “a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin.”
Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions, Jerry Weintraub Productions and Kilter Films are producing in association with Warner Bros. Television.
CESD Talent represents Slocum.