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Sean Patrick Thomas has been cast on the CW pilot The Selection, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

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The project, set 300 years in the future, tells the story of a girl named America, who is chosen via lottery to compete to become the next queen of a war-torn nation. Thomas will play royal adviser Sylvan Santos, who helps the women throughout the competition. Friday Nights Lights alum Aimee Teegarden will star as America and Ethan Peck recently won the role of Prince Maxon, the man the young ladies are vying to marry.

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Thomas is best known for his role opposite Julia Stiles in the 2001 film Save the Last Dance. He also previously starred on CBS' The District.