Thomas Gibson best known as Hotch on Criminal Minds, joins Academy Award-nominated Graham Greene, and well known British actress Louise Lombard, in the new TV pilot, Shadow Wolves. The pilot will introduce some young heartthrobs, including Cody Walker, who will star as a "ruggedly handsome" if somewhat "brutal" NSA operative, as well as several handsome Native American stars including Kiowa Gordon and Andrew Gray, according to the Shadow Wolves site.
Thomas Gibson will portray Colonel Branson, head of an NSA Terrorism Unit. Branson's number one Operative Eric Shaw, portrayed by Cody Walker, will work together with the elite and secretive border patrol unit comprised of Native Americans called Shadow Wolves led by Graham Greene's character Nabahe.
The Shadow Wolves are not entirely fictional. A group of Native Americans called the Shadow Wolves do patrol the southern border of the United States, according to the Fox 10 video below. Thomas Gibson's character Branson is fictional, as are the details of the plot, but there really are Native Americans patrolling the border.
Shadow Wolves executive producers McKay Daines, Tom Reeve, and Michael Corrigan are striving for authenticity. Shadow Wolves producers are working together with Co-Executive producer and Native American actor Ray Tracey to create a realistic representation of the Native American culture, as well as a sensational thriller about covert terrorist plots. Shadow Wolves is about a patriot's drive to defend the United States from harm, even if it means going rogue and calling on selected colleagues willing to do the same.