‘The Spook Who Sat By The Door’: Lucas Till, Nafessa Williams, Nathan Darrow & Tom Irwin Join Cast Of FX Pilot Executive Produced By Lee Daniels

‘The Spook Who Sat By The Door’: Lucas Till, Nafessa Williams, Nathan Darrow & Tom Irwin Join Cast Of FX Pilot Executive Produced By Lee Daniels
Lucas Till (MacGyver), Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning), Nathan Darrow (Preacher) and Tom Irwin (The Morning Show) have joined the cast of Lee DanielsFX pilot The Spook Who Sat by the Door.

They join previously announced cast members Y’lan Noel and Christina Jackson in the TV adaptation of Sam Greenlee’s spy novel. Production is underway.

The potential series will tell the fictional story of Dan Freeman (Noel), a patriot and Vietnam vet, who is recruited as the only Black operative in the CIA as part of an affirmative-action program in the late 1960s. After a very competitive selection process he trains in high-level combat and espionage. However, following this arduous training, this model recruit is rewarded with a post in the reprographics (aka photocopying) department, “left by the door” as a token of the CIA’s “racial equality.”

Till is set for the role of CIA agent Graham Renfroe,
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