Connor Paolo, who had appeared as a gay character in "Gossip Girl", is especially attractive here as a bartender who his present on the beach when the body is found.
I have to mention another moment here about my book manuscripts, because something like this is probably an issue in any "dramatic" television series. In the original version of my novels, there is a moment where the retired FBI agent, having visited his previously delinquent (computer hacker) grown son, walks away from a train wreck, all the way into a cafe and meets another young adult male character (who walks in, in blue jeans, in "Iceman Cometh" fashion) whom he learns, in an a-ha moment, is an "angel". The idea that some beings exist who will never age and always remain perfect (and never have to procreate, perhaps) is suddenly relative truth. I think this could be a terrific scene to direct. But in the condensed novel (and probably any television series based on my material), the incident must be shown as a flashback (part of the backstory), assuming that the viewer has watched every episode and is committed to following the series. But the condensed novel is told largely from the viewpoint of two characters (the 30-ish CIA man and gay college student), one of whom may have a chance to "become" an angel, and all are linked by a mysterious writer/blogger who wants to be one and who has discovered the "plot" on this own.
There's one plus for cable networks as opposed to broadcast: they don't get pre-empted by breaking news (usually). But they don't get the audience and advertising dollars necessary to pay for a really ambitious series.