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Alexander Siddig Signs on to FOX Pilot ‘Recon’

Good news, Sidsters! Deadline reports that Sid has signed on to co-star in the FOX pilot Recon opposite Tracy Spiridakos.

Recon centers on Alexa (Spiridakos), a young, driven FBI analyst tasked with embedding herself in a suspected terrorist family. Siddig plays her target Omar, a father, husband and devout Muslim who has no idea the Feds have been tracking his every move.

The drama pilot is executive produced by The Vampire Diaries’ co-developers/executive producers Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec and written by Caroline Dries, another TVD executive producer.

The pilot will shoot over the next few weeks with FOX making a decision about whether to pick it up to series in May. We’ll next see Sid in Game of Thrones season 6, premiering April 24 on HBO. He will also recur in series 3 of Peaky Blinders, premiering October 6 on BBC Two. Should Recon be picked up to series, there’s a chance Sid be in two shows airing at the same time on different continents!

About Mel

Mel started a fan site for Siddig in 1996, as a way to learn HTML and to promote his charitable endeavors. In 1998, he proposed that it become his official fan site; she quickly agreed and a long-distance friendship was born. You can reach Mel at mel[at]sidcity[dot]net.