'Lord of the Rings' Star Cast in CBS Drama Deadline
One of the stars of the “Lord of the Rings" movies has been cast in a new CBS drama project. Deadline.com reports that Sean Astin, known for playing Samwise Gamgee in the “Rings" trilogy, has signed on with the pilot "Surgeon General."
He's joining actors Jason Isaacs and Kathryn Morris in the project, which is produced by CBS TV Studios and is written by Samuel Baum.
The project is about Dr. John Sherman (Isaacs), the country's surgeon general, with Astin playing Dr. Fischer, a psychiatrist and a member of Sherman's team.