The show will premiere on 2 November.
David Lim has been cast as a series regular on CBS’ new drama, S.W.A.T. thanks to pilot director Justin Lin.
UPI reports that the Quantico and Supergirl actor will play Victor Tan, a new S.W.A.T. officer. In a press note, CBS described the character as having a “nose for action and a willingness to place a bet on anything.”
“He uses his confidential informants in the community to help Hondo and the rest of their team capture the city’s toughest criminals,” the press note said.
The show will also star Shemar Moore, Stephanie Sigman, Alex Russell, Lina Esco, Kenneth Johnson, Peter Onorati and Jay Harrington.
Justin Lin is set to direct the pilot of the show and according to S.W.A.T. executive producer Shawn Ryan, Lin wanted one more character to join the team. Together with Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and Ryan, Lin took on Lim who performed convincingly in the audition.
“A couple weeks before shooting began, our pilot director Justin Lin felt the S.W.A.T. team needed one more member to feel complete,” Ryan said in a statement. “Justin, Aaron Rahsaan Thomas and I remembered David Lim, who had really impressed us in an audition for a different role. We quickly created the role of Victor Tan and were lucky enough to cast David,”
“Seeing his great work in the pilot, as well as in subsequent early episodes, convinced us to promote him to series regular, and we are thrilled to have him join our official S.W.A.T. team, both on camera and off.”
S.W.A.T. will premier on 2 November 2017.
In other news, it was recently announced that Justin Lin will direct a film about a Chinatown bank that was indicted in the 2008 financial crisis.