Tony nominee David Harbour and Julia Stiles have been cast in the pilot for the upcoming NBC drama Midnight Sun, according to Deadline.com. The thriller, based on the Israeli series Pillars of Smoke, follows the strange circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Midnight Sun, a cult located in Alaska.
Harbour will play Ethan Davis, a mysterious man who runs the local Coast Guard. Stiles will take on the role of Leah Kafka, a female FBI cult specialist leading the investigation, which eventually uncovers a larger conspiracy.
Harbour earned a Tony nomination for the 2005 revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? His other Broadway credits include The Coast of Utopia, The Merchant of Venice, The Invention of Love and The Rainmaker. Stiles has previously been seen on Broadway in David Mamet’s Oleanna, a role she also played in London. She appeared in a weekend-long run of LaBute’s Filthy Talk for Troubled Times in New York. Her many film credits include 10 Things I Hate About You, Down to You, Hamlet, The Business of Strangers, State and Main, The Bourne Identity, O, A Guy Thing, Mona Lisa Smile, The Prince & Me and The Bourne Supremacy. She earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role on the fifth season of Showtime’s Dexter.