Nice idea, KB, these young fellas are stealing some tv shows with their acting skills. No more is the tv sector one for poor actors. This TV golden age of 60m formats is creating a lot of talent. I say use it EON.
Blakely on the otherhand would be a change in direction, and as you said, would be young enough to age into the role in a way we could get a few films with him, even if MGM continue to create large gaps every other film.