"Deadwood" fans may still be mourning the end of that show's days as a regular series, but creator David Milch is going full ahead with his next project for HBO.
The surf-noir drama "John from Cincinnati" has added three more actors -- Austin Nichols, Ed O'Neill and Brian Van Holt -- to its cast. Nichols, according to The Hollywood Reporter, will play the title character.
The pilot, which Milch is writing with author Kem Nunn, revolves around a surfing family in a California beach town whose lives are disrupted by John, a wealthy young man who wants to take surfing lessons.
Bruce Greenwood ("Capote," "I, Robot") had previously been cast as the family's patriarch. Luis Guzman also has a role in the show.
Both Nichols and O'Neill, who will play a friend of Greenwood's character, have past associations with Milch. Nichols played Morgan Earp in two episodes of "Deadwood" this season, and O'Neill starred in Milch's short-lived CBS series "Big Apple" in 2001.
Nichols' other credits include "Glory Road," "The Day After Tomorrow" and a recurring part on NBC's "Surface." O'Neill most recently had a recurring role on "The West Wing" and starred in a CBS comedy pilot this past development season.
Van Holt, who will play Greenwood's son, starred in CBS' "Threshold" last season. His movie credits include "Black Hawk Down," "House of Wax" and "Confidence."Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun