Deadline reports this morning that Eric Winter has scooped up the male lead in TNT’s drama pilot, Scent of the Missing.
The drama, which has already cast Tricia Helfer, is based on the Susannah Charleson book, centering on a “tenacious, strong-willed K-9 Search and Rescue volunteer who works with an equally determined partner– her mischievous golden retriever, Puzzle.” The pilot is being produced by procedural maven Carol Mendelsohn, as well as Melissa Byter and Treena Hancock. Winter is said to be playing Jake, another member of the team who works with his own dog, Shadow.
Winter was also recently cast in Good Christian Belles for ABC.
So now the big question is…who will be Winter’s canine co-star? Winter is an animal lover himself– Sharon Osbourne even gave him a French bulldog a few years back when he came on her talk show– so we know that whatever dog gets cast, he will be treated extremely well!