Jim Belushi is set to play a lead role in a new ABC drama. Belushi will star opposite Charity Wakefield and Toby Kebbell in “Salvage,” a pilot from writer-producer Don Todd and ABC Studios, Deadline reports.
“Written and executive produced by Todd and directed by Uta Briesewitz, ‘Salvage’ centers on ex-cop Jimmy Hill (Kebbell), who just wants to be left alone after moving back home to rural Florida. But when a local murder is linked to the sunken treasure of a lost Spanish galleon, he’s drawn into the investigation by an idealistic deputy and pitted against the powerful town patriarch, outside criminal agents and his own father,” Deadline reports.
The report adds: “Belushi will play Duke, Gwen Daniels’ (Wakefield) daddy, the fun, larger-than-life Hemingway-esque patriarch of this whole town, and a man not to be messed with.”