Josh McKenzie Joins NBC Drama Series ‘The Hunting Party’

La Brea alum Josh McKenzie is set as a series regular in NBC‘s new drama series The Hunting Party, joining previously announced Melissa Roxburgh, Patrick Sabongui and Sara Garcia, Deadline has confirmed.

Created by JJ Bailey who wrote the pilot episode, The Hunting Party is a high-concept crime procedural about a small team of investigators who are assembled to track down and capture the most dangerous killers our country has ever seen, all of whom have just escaped from a top-secret prison that’s not supposed to exist.

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McKenzie will play Shane Florence. Selfless, sincere and charismatic, Shane is a former soldier in Iraq and a prison guard at a highly classified facility.

The Hunting Party, which received a straight-to-series order, is executive produced by Bailey and Jake Coburn who are writing and co-showrunning together. Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, is the studio.

McKenzie is coming off his role as Lucas Hayes in NBC’s La Brea, which he played for all three seasons. He’ll next be seen in Season 2 of Australian series The Twelve.

Variety was first to report McKenzie’s casting.

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