OK, so Cary Elwes wasn’t everyone’s first childhood crush, but I know for a fact that at least two of The Mary Sue’s five writers go all soft-eyed at the thought of the Dread Pirate Roberts/Westley. Probably more.
The show in question is Horizon, which we reported on both when it was first announced and when it was subsequently delayed. The female lead-show focuses on Lauren (Irish actress Ruth Bradley), a secretary at the FBI whose research into the presumed death of her husband (Taylor Handley) and the fate of a missing young girl leads her to investigate mysterious files codenamed “horizon.”
Oh, and it’s set during World War II. And her husband’s death (or “death”) might’ve happened when he tangled with a spaceship in the South Pacific. And now the tenacious Lauren is the only person standing between Earth and annihilation by alien.
See? World War II X-Files.
Elwes will play Max Hartman, “a mysterious man who leads a double life in wartime DC.” Alien? Robin Hood? Dread Pirate Roberts?
The show will air on USA; we don’t know when, but I hope it’s soon. There aren’t enough sci-fi period dramas in my life at the moment.