According to The Hollywood Reporter, the "NSA Innocent" producers, many veterans of FOX's "24," have settled on Jason Behr as the pilot's star.
Behr will play a regular family man and employee at a defense contractor, who gets recruited to spy on his bosses for the National Security Agency. Annie Wersching ("General Hospital") will play his wife.
Stephen Moyer was originally cast in the lead role, but after a table read earlier this month, writers Bob Cochran and David Ehrman realized that the main character needed to be reconceived. In this demographic-hungry TV world, "reconceived" often means "made younger," as was at least partially the case here. The trade paper says that other changes were made to the original script as well.
Best known from his tenure as Max on The WB's "Roswell," the 33-year-old Behr has been seen on the big screen in "The Grudge." He has upcoming turns in the features "Skinwalkers," "Senseless" and "The Tattooist."