Actor Chace Crawford has been cast as a lead in ABC drama pilot “Boom”. The potential series follows a big oil discovery in North Dakota that triggers a geopolitical shift and economic boom.
A young couple, Billy (Crawford) and Kelly, set out to the oil fields in search of opportunity and better fortune. Billy is quick of wit, handsome and ambitious. When an accident leaves the couple stranded on foot and short on money, Billy makes a fast deal to secure a position for himself but may risk his life in the process. Crawford joins previously cast Don Johnson (“From Dusk Till Dawn”) and Scott Michael Forrester (“Chasing Life”).
Crawford is best known for his role as Nate Archibald on “Gossip Girl”. He has also appeared in “What to Expect When You’re Expecting”, with films “Eloise” and “Undrafted” in the works.