Terry O’Quinn Joins HALLELUJAH Cast

Terry O'Quinn and Michael Emerson

Terry O’Quinn is set to co-star in ABC’s HALLELUJAH. As announced last month, the hour-long pilot centers on a stranger who comes to the small town of Hallelujah, bringing justice and peace and restoring faith in the world for the residents of a troubled town. Songs sung by a gospel choir, which acts as a Greek chorus of sorts, will be interspersed within episodes.

O’Quinn is the show’s main villain, reports TVLine.com. He plays the character of Del, “a charming yet wholly corrupt local millionaire who virtually owns the town.” He joins the previously announced cast members Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order) as Jared, Frances O’Conner (Cashmere Mafia) as Ruth and Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries) as Veda.

The project comes from Marc Cherry, who penned the episode, and Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives). They will serve as executive producers, with Michael Apted serving as director.

O’Quinn was initially planning to join Lost co-star Michael Emerson in the NBC drama pilot Odd Jobs, produced by J.J. Abrams, but that project was pushed back. Hallelujah would be the third ABC series that O’Quinn has been a part of. He had a recurring role on the second season of Alias, and then joined Lost in 2004. His most recent TV appearance was in Lifetime’s Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story with Taraji P. Henson.