ABC’s new drama The Forgotten may have found its new leading man.
Christian Slater is in talks with the network about starring in the Jerry Bruckheimer-produced series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He would replace Rupert Penry-Jones, who left the show not long after ABC picked it up in May.
The show is also looking to replace former 24 star Reiko Aylesworth, who also departed following the pilot.
The Forgotten is about an ex-cop who works with a group of amateur detectives on cases invovling anonymous victims. Mark Friedman (Home of the Brave) wrote the pilot and is executive producing with Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and director Danny Cannon.
Slater starred in NBC’s My Own Worst Enemy last season. He’s also made guest appearances on Alias, My Name Is Earl and The West Wing.
The Forgotten is scheduled to premiere Tuesday, Sept. 22.