After being part of an Emmy-winning run for This Is Us hugely successful six seasons, actor Milo Ventimiglia is set to appear in ABC’s upcoming The Company You Keep.
The latest addition to ABC’s 2022-23 line-up follows a long-awaited announcement from the actor, who was in talks to join the network’s roster earlier this year. In the new drama, his character, Charlie, shares a night of passion with Emma, played by Catherine Haena Kim, who happens to be an undercover CIA agent.
According to the show’s official description:
“Charlie ramps up the ‘family business’ so he can get out for good, while Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in-hand — forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences.”
The role comes as an exciting surprise after six seasons of watching Ventimiglia play Pearson family patriarch Jack in This Is Us. Cementing himself as one of the family drama genre’s biggest actors, a few fans felt that the actor was getting a bit typecasted — so playing a bad boy on the wrong side of the law certainly seems like a fun prospect.
This isn’t the first time he’ll be portrayed as a criminal either. Just before his big role on This Is Us, Ventimiglia performed a short, but memorable role as ‘The Ogre’ for Gotham’s first season — taking on the persona of a cold, charismatic, yet brutal serial killer.
Fans certainly seem excited to see him return for the new show, with plenty of hype spotted on social media for the ABC announcement:
The new show, which is based on a Korean series called My Fellow Citizens, will also star William Fichtner, Tim Chiou, Freda Foh Shen, James Saito, Sarah Wayne Callies, Felisha Terrell, and Polly Draper. The show will be helmed by Julia Cohen (Riverdale) and Phil Klemmer (Legends of Tomorrow).
Along with big names such as Grey’s Anatomy, The Good Doctor, and A Million Little Things, ABC is set to debut The Company You Keep along with Will Trent, Alaska, Avalon, and other Disney-owned properties.
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