Zach Gilford Finds Himself OFF THE MAP

Zach Gilford

Zach Gilford, best known as Matt Saracen on Friday Night Lights, is joining ABC’s OFF THE MAP as a series regular, according to Entertainment Weekly. He will portray a plastic surgeon on the Shonda-Rhimes (Grey’s Anatomy) medical drama set in South America, and Gilford said that “The character is still being written, but I’ve heard him described as kind of an all-American frat boy.”

Although this news comes right on the heels of Enrique Murciano’s departure from the show, Gilford will be playing a different character than Murciano’s. Off the Map also stars Caroline Dhavernas, Mamie Gummer, Valerie Cruz, Jason George, Jose Julian, and the recently announced Rachelle Lefevre. It is set to premiere at midseason.

To get more information on Off the Map, check out our first look at the show.