ABC's new hit drama, WOOD, is a live-action remake of the classic British animated series Animals of Farthing Wood, based on the novels by Colin Dann. A plucky ensemble cast of animal friends, scorned and threatened by the society that surrounds them, are forced to 'go rogue' and fight their way to the safety of White Deer Park, taking no prisoners along the way. Here we take a look at the main cast and characters of this high-octane drama.
Matthew Fox as Fox
Fox is well known from the blockbuster show LOST, in which he played a passionate natural leader determined to get his people to safety by any means necessary. Fox's character in WOOD, Fox, is a passionate natural leader determined to get his people to safety by any means necessary (surely 'animals'? - Ed). Prepare to be blown away by this TV stalwart's intensity and his astounding range of ridiculous facial expressions.
Tony J. Badger as Badger
An experienced veteran, Badger is currently Paul Mellon Professor of American History and Master of Clare College, Cambridge. In the hit show Real Life, Badger played a sagacious and benevolent but slow-moving elder statesman. Badger's character in WOOD, Badger, is a sagacious and benevolent but slow-moving elder statesman. (He's not an actor. - Ed.)
Donald Pleasence as Pheasant
Specially returned from the dead to appear as special guest star in WOOD, the British character actor Pleasence is perhaps best known for his role in the hit movie The Great Escape, in which he played an endearingly vulnerable character whose tragic death leaves a mark on the hearts of viewers everywhere. Pleasence's character in WOOD, Pleasence (surely 'Pheasant'? - Ed), is an endearingly vulnerable character whose tragic death leaves a mark on the hearts of viewers everywhere.
Zeljko Ivanek as Some Creepy, Incredibly Untrustworthy-Looking Bad Guy
The Slovenian-American Ivanek is familiar to audiences worldwide for his appearances in 24, Oz, Heroes and every American drama ever made, in which he played a creepy, incredibly untrustworthy-looking bad guy. Ivanek's character in WOOD, Ivanek, is a creepy, incredibly untrustworthy-looking bad guy. Prepare to be blown away by his creepiness, his untrustworthy-lookingness and his bad-guyness.