We’ve got a couple of TV casting stories of note to share this afternoon. Fresh off yesterday’s news that Rupert Grint will lead the CBS comedy pilot Super Clyde comes word that another Harry Potter alum is heading to The Eye. THR reports that Jason Isaacs has been tapped to star in the CBS drama pilot Surgeon General. The actor will play the titular surgeon general of the U.S., a widower with two teen girls who is much more interested in the nation’s health than the political aspects of his job. Samuel Baum (Lie to Me) will write and executive produce.
Isaacs is no stranger to network television as he starred in last year’s critically acclaimed NBC series Awake. Sadly, the show failed to become a ratings hit and was subsequently cancelled by the network. Isaacs is a wildly charismatic actor and Surgeon General sounds like a swell outlet for his talent, so hopefully the pilot is a success and CBS orders the show to series. Hit the jump for casting news concerning CBS’ adaptation of the Stephen King novel Under the Dome.