TV: Series Vet Books Co-Starring Role in ‘The River’

Jeff Galfer has landed a co-starring role as “Sammy” in ABC’s drama pilot “The River.”

He joins Thomas Kretschmann (Hostel: Part III, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, King Kong), Bruce Greenwood and Leslie Hope in the ABC Studios project, which hails from Paranormal Activity writer-director Oren Peli.

Being directed by Jaume Collet-Serra (The Orphan, House of Wax), Hope stars as Tess, a world traveler and top-notch producer who, six months after her TV explorer husband Emmet Cole (Bruce Greenwood) goes missing in the Amazon, receives a signal from his beacon. Convinced that Emmet is alive, Tess forces her reluctant son Lincoln (Joe Anderson) to abandon his medical studies and lead a rescue expedition.