Kristin Kreuk Checks In To ’17th Precinct’

The former 'Smallville' star joins Ron Moore's magic based NBC pilot.

Blair Marnellby Blair Marnell

Kristin Kreuk Checks In To '17th Precinct'

Although she seems to be the only major star of "Smallville" not returning for the final season, Kristin Kreuk has just lined up a new gig on a highly anticipated pilot.
 
TVLine is reporting that Kreuk will guest star in Ron Moore’s NBC pilot "17th Precinct," a supernatural crime drama that takes place in a world in which magic and sorcery are dominant over science. Kreuk will play Susan Longstreet, the wife of Caolan Longstreet (Jamie Bamber), a crime scene detective who is one of the main characters on the show. If the series is picked up, Kreuk’s role would likely be a recurring part.
 
Kreuk is easily best known for her portrayal of Superman’s first love, Lana Lang on "Smallville" for the show’s first seven seasons. Prior to that, Kreuk was a regular on the Canadian series "Edgemont" before moving on to roles in "Eurotrip," "Legend of Earthsea," "Partition" and "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li." More recently, Kreuk co-starred in a "Ben Hur" miniseries and she had a four episode guest stint on "Chuck."
 
"17th Precinct" is notably Moore’s first broadcast network TV pilot since overseeing the "Battlestar Galactica" reboot. And last week, it was reported that three "BSG" alumni will be appearing in "17th Precinct." In addition to Bamber, Tricia Helfer will play a necromancer/coroner named Morgana and James Callis will portray a homicide detective.
 
Eamonn Walker ("OZ") has been cast as the lead character, Detective Chief Inspector Wilder Blanks, with Stockard Channing ("The West Wing") as a robbery detective and Matt Long ("Jack & Bobby") as a rookie investigator.
 
The pilot episode will be filmed in Vancouver, with Michael Rymer ("Battlestar Galactica") set to direct. 
 
 

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