Derek Luke To Star In NBC’s “Suspicion”
Derek Luke has been cast to play the lead in NBC drama pilot Suspicion, from creator Jessica Goldberg, Universal TV and Keshet Studios.
Created/written by Goldberg based on the book by Joseph Finder, Suspicion is described as a Hitchcockian thriller about how far one man will go to save the people he loves. After Danny Goodman (Luke) accepts a handshake loan from his new friend and millionaire neighbor, he gets a visit from the FBI and learns that the decision is one he will regret for the rest of his life. Coerced to work as an informant for the FBI to earn back his freedom, Danny is forced to infiltrate a world of violence and corruption while trying to protect his family.
Goodman is a reluctant hero who doesn’t know it yet. The widower is a focused and hardworking man who has done everything in his power to provide for his daughter, Ellie, and to make a life with his new fiancée, Lucy.
Luke made his big-screen debut performance in the 2002 film Antwone Fisher, directed and produced by Denzel Washington. He played Gabe Jones in Captain America: The First Avenger.