Jesse L Martin Pilot THE IRRATIONAL Gets Green Light
The Flash veteran and original cast member Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) has seen his pilot The Irrational get a series order at NBC.
Alec Baker (Jesse L Martin) a world-renowned professor of behavioral science, lends his expertise to an array of high-stakes cases involving governments, law enforcement, and corporations with his unique and unexpected approach to understanding human behavior. However, he meets his match in a female domestic terror suspect who turns his world upside down.
The cast consists of Jesse L Martin, Maahra Hill, Travina Springer, Molly Kunz, Arash DeMaxi.
Hill plays FBI agent Marisa, who finds herself teaming up with Alec on cases. Springer is Alec’s younger sister Kylie. Kunz portrays Alec’s protege Phoebe, pursing her master’s degree in psychology. Maxi is psychology grad student Owen.
The project comes from the Dan Ariely book Predictably Irrational. The pilot shot in Vancouver though it remains to be seen if the series will stay in the city.
Jesse L Martin
Martin has had a storied career with over 30 years in TV and Film as well as Broadway. He is known to generations for his role on Rent where he played Tom Collins. His major TV roles include portraying Det. Ed Green on Law & Order and Det. Joe West on CW’s The Flash. Those two roles consist of nearly 300 appearances.
A Crowded Field?
A new procedural is a hard thing to land these days. I was a particular fan of Instinct which starred Alan Cumming and Bojana Novakovic. That show managed two seasons on CBS before being cancelled. Another interesting spin was Deception that aired for a single season on ABC in 2018. It starred Jack Cutmore-Scott and Ilfenesh Hadera following a disgraced illusionist who assists the FBI with solving particularly puzzling crimes.