As the title says, actor Aaron Tveit has landed the lead role opposite Mary in CBS’ upcoming comic-thriller, BrainDead. According to Deadline, Tveit will play Gareth, a Republican operative whose wit is only trumped by his pragmatism. The Legislative Director to a top Republican senator, Gareth is smart, hardworking, and ultimately responsible for helping to save the world.
“We’re thrilled that Aaron will be joining BrainDead,” said executive producers Robert and Michelle King. “We’re huge fans of his work — he’s spectacular on stage and screen — and think he’ll be a fantastic opponent-slash-love-interest for Mary Elizabeth Winstead.”
If you don’t know who Aaron Tveit is, he was last seen in this summer’s Graceland for the USA Network and played Trip van der Bilt on Gossip Girl. He’ll next be seen playing Danny Zuko in the NBC Live special of Grease airing next year.
I, myself loved Aaron on Graceland so I’m all up for this bit of casting! 🙂