Coming out of a summer in which he appeared in "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Last Airbender," Jackson Rathbone has landed a role on ABC's upcoming superhero series, "No Ordinary Family."
According to Entertainment Weekly, Rathbone will portray Trent, a high school student who is the victim of a home invasion robbery. Rathbone's role is also described as "potentially recurring." The report also hints that Rathbone's character may be a potential love interest for the telepathic Daphne Powell, who is portrayed in the series by Kay Panabaker.
Although Rathbone is best known for playing Jasper Hale in the "Twilight" films, he has also appeared in "S. Darko," "The War At Home," "The O.C.," "The Cleaner" and "Criminal Minds," where he played a serial killer with multiple personalities.
"No Ordinary Family" was created by Greg Berlanti — one of the co-writers of the "Green Lantern" film — and Jon Harmon Feldman ("Tru Calling"). The series follows the adventures of the Powell family, Jim (Michael Chiklis), his wife Stephanie (Julie Benz) and their children Daphne (Panabaker) and JJ (Jimmy Bennett) who survive a plane crash in the Amazon and emerge with strange and fantastic superpowers.
Back in April, Marc Guggenheim — a noted comic book scribe, "Green Lantern" co-writer and producer of "No Ordinary Family" spoke out about how Chiklis' performance incorporates some of his previous roles, including Vic Mackey of "The Shield" and Ben Grimm of "Fantastic Four."
"There are elements of all the various characters he's played over the years, but combined in a package we've never seen from him before," said Guggenheim. "What's great about Michael as an actor is that you feel like you can write anything for him; there's nothing he can't do. On the set, I'm constantly amazed by how much he can convey with just a look. That's really the difference between an 'actor' and someone who is truly 'a star.'"
"No Ordinary Family" debuts on ABC Tuesday, September 28.
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