Newswire: Chuck’s Yvonne Strahovski to star in Western pilot Edge for Amazon
Yvonne Strahovski, star of NBC’s Chuck, and one of the few non-lumberjack survivors of Showtime’s Dexter, has signed on for an Amazon pilot from Iron Man 3 director Shane Black. The new series, Edge, is a post-Civil War-set Western, based on a series of pulpy oaters by novelist George G. Gilman.
Strahovski will play Beth, a member of the Pinkerton Detective Agency, an organization better known for busting heads and breaking strikes than Sherlock Holmes-esque feats of deduction. Beth is a newcomer to the town of Seward, Kansas, where the various parties at play in Edge come together for their violent confrontations. She’ll be joined by Max Martini, playing Edge himself, a vengeance-seeker who comes to repay his brother’s death upon his former comrade, Meritt Harknett (Ryan Kwanten, from True Blood).
Strahovski’s been working steadily since Chuck went off the air in 2012. Besides appearing …