According to The Hollywood Reporter, Michael Malarkey (Photo Here) will be playing the hunky Prince in this dysotpian adapation. If you're scratching your head, it's probably because he hasn't been on the big (or small) screen very much...at all. His credits include a long list of theatre accolades.
He'll join the cast with fellow newcomer, Yael Grobglas. I am truly LOVING the fact that unknowns are being cast. Fresh faces are always a huge plus. The only problem I have is that Michael Malarkey looks kind of older than I imagined Maxon. But I know they're bumping up the ages to early twenties. So it'll work!
Ethan Peck was Maxon for the older pilot. So they're sticking with the dark-haired type but going for something a little different. I was more comfortable with Peck as Maxon, just because I knew he was a good actor already. But I'm excited for Malarkey at the same time.
Now, here's the shocking news for some die-hard Selection fans. Prince Maxon isn't going to be the sweet, unsure humble guy from the books. Nope. Not even close.
"Malarkey will play Maxon, the charming, self-serving and untrustworthy son of the king and queen who are not pleased with his reckless behavior. He's thrilled to have a group of young women competing for his affections and is intrigued by the feisty labor-class girl America."
That's right, he's basically an asshole. I think I'm going to like this change-up! It sounds like something juicy and awesome and right up the CW's alley. Plus, changes from the original might make it more likely to become a series. Since this is the second time they're filming a pilot, it's a good plan.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Is this how you pictured Maxon? Like the changes for his character? Glad they're choosing unknowns so far? Sound off below!