Cam Gigandet Will Star In A CBS Pilot, And His Character Sounds Completely Ridiculous

CBS announced yesterday that Cam Gigandet will play a lawyer in a new pilot titled Reckless, and his character sounds like it was created entirely by a focus group. Everyone hurry up and read this block quote so we can start making fun of it.

The sultry legal show is set in Charleston, S.C., where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a Southern city attorney struggle to hide their intense attraction while clashing over a police sex scandal.

Gigandet will play Roy, the city attorney. He’s described as a liberal Renaissance man and father of two. His wife, Scottie, recently left him for a Florida developer and has taken their two children with him. He surfs, loves skateboarding and hip-hop but also fishes, hunts and collects guns. [THR]

Added a CBS executive, “Yeah, so like I said, he’s a Renaissance man, right? Yup, a Southern Renaissance man. Who’s a lawyer! He loves putting away criminals, and real, red-blooded American stuff like hunting and fishing, but he also loves all that X-Games sh-t, like skateboarding or surfing or whatever. Yeah, that’s Roy. A lawyer who loves hunting and rap music and surfing. And he’s played by that guy with the abs. You know, Cam Gigizmo. My daughter loves him.

“What? You’re still not interested? Really? Well did I mention that he’s also a, uh … do kids still like vampires? They do? Well he’s also a vampire! And a DJ! Yeah, a bigtime vampire DJ! He tours the country between cases in a giant pickup truck — American made, of course — with his opening act, who’s a, uh … a … A ZOMBIE. Who breakdances! It’s like Twilight meets The Walking Dead, but funky! Unless you don’t like funky. We’re flexible on the degree of funkiness.

“Hey, did I tell you about the hot Yankee lawyer? SUPER HOT. She’s always wearing these tight suit jackets with short skirts. But she’s likable and down to Earth, too! And the two of them are constantly fighting over this police sex scandal. Real steamy, will-they-or-won’t-they, lovey-dovey stuff. And they, uh … they… JESUS CHRIST WILL YOU PEOPLE JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT. I’LL GIVE IT TO YOU, I SWEAR. MY EX-WIFE KILLED ME IN THE DIVORCE AND I’VE GAMBLED AWAY THE REST MY MONEY. I NEED A HIT. ANSWER ME, DAMMIT!”

Photo credit: Featureflash/Shutterstock