Gossip Girl alum Chace Crawford has been cast in a leading role on Boom, ABC’s upcoming drama pilot.
The show will revolve around the recent North Dakota oil boom, with other cast members including Don Johnson (Miami Vice) and Delroy Lindo (The Cider House Rules). Crawford
will play Billy, a quick-witted and ambitious hustler who travels to
the North Dakota oil fields with his companion, Kelly, in hopes of
striking it rich.
Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne penned the pilot, also directed by
Pate, which will take a close look at the biggest oil discovery in
Since Gossip Girl ended Crawford has appeared on an episode of Glee and starred alongside Cameron Diaz, Jennifer Lopez and Elizabeth Banks in What to Expect When You’re Expecting. He will be seen next opposite Eliza Dushku in the thriller Eloise.