Garret Dillahunt Boards ABC’s ‘High Potential’

Garret Dillahunt (Sprung, Fear the Walking Dead) is set to recur in the new ABC drama High Potential. The series is set to premiere this fall.

Created by Drew Goddard based on the French format, the series stars Kaitlin Olson as Morgan, a single mom with three kids and an exceptional mind who helps solve an unsolvable crime when she rearranges some evidence during her shift as a cleaner for the police department.

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When they discover she has a knack for putting things in order because of her high intellectual potential, she is brought on as a consultant to work with a by-the-book seasoned detective Karadec (Daniel Sunjata), and together they form an unusual and unstoppable team.

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Dillahunt will portray Lieutenant Melon, a bit of a jerk who heads up the Robbery Division of the LAPD precinct, but he’d much rather be running Major Crimes. He believes he was unfairly passed over in favor of Selena and finds every opportunity to remind her.

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High Potential also stars Javicia Leslie, Deniz Akdeniz, Amirah J as Ava, Matthew Lamb and Judy Reyes.

ABC Signature produces High Potential. Todd Harthan executive produces with Drew Goddard and Sarah Esberg of Goddard Textiles; Dan Etheridge and Rob Thomas serve as executive producers. Kaitlin Olson serves as producer.

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Dillahunt starred in the recently released The Dead Don’t Hurt directed by Viggo Mortensen and in the feature Red Right Hand opposite Orlando Bloom and Andie MacDowell. Up next, he will star in the upcoming features The Huntsman and Sarah’s Oil and will recur on Peacock’s new series Hysteria.

He was a regular on Fox’s Raising Hope, and his recent credits include starring in and executive producing the comedy series Sprung along with Greg Garcia for Freevee/Sony; a recurring role in the Starz drama Hightown‘s third season; Amazon’s A Million Miles Away with Michael Pena; Gray Matter, a new Project Greenlight film for Max; Where The Crawdads Sing based on the acclaimed novel; and a guest starring role on Ghosts Of Beirut for Showtime.

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Dillahunt is repped by D2 Management and Independent Artist Group.

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