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Lead Role Cast In Rivers Cuomo TV Pilot

There’s been a lot of buzz around the Fox TV pilot based on Rivers Cuomo’s jump from rock star to Harvard, and now the show has found its leading man.

Per, Ben Aldridge has been cast as Cuomo in Detour.  Aldridge, a British actor best known for staring in the BBC drama Our Girl and the role of Antoine from the CW series Reign, is a relative unknown stateside, but as far as looks go, you can see a resemblance to Cuomo in the photo below.  (Just imagine him wearing some black horn-rims to get a better idea.)


Detour is just in the pilot stage of development, so it’s yet to be determined whether or not the show will be picked up for a season, but we’ll keep our fingers crossed!

As for the real River Cuomo, fans can catch him and Weezer out this summer on sporatic festival dates around the U.S.  For a complete list of dates, head over to


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.