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Isiah Whitlock Jr. Becomes One of the ‘Lucky 7’

Isiah Whitlock Jr. Becomes One of the 'Lucky 7'

Isiah Whitlock Jr. best known for his work on HBO‘s The Wire has been cast in a new drama pilot Lucky 7 from ABC Studios and Amblin Entertainment

Lucky 7 revolves around seven employees of a service station in Queens whose lives are changed in many unexpected ways when they win a lottery jackpot.  The series will be written by David Zabel and Jason Richman who wrote Detroit 187. The new hour long series is based upon a British television drama entitled The Syndicate written by Kay Mellor.  

The British version had each episode centered around one character and has been re-uped for a second season. The second season however, will follow a new syndicate; workers at a public hospital in a similar situation.  There has been no indication whether the version happening stateside will do the same.

Whitlock has been cast as Bob Harris, a gas station attendant who is injured prior to finding out he is one of 6 other lottery winners.  Being one of the 7 main characters it wouldn’t be a stretch to say we will see quite a bit of Isiah Whitlock Jr..

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