Dylan McDermott is returning to CBS in a new stalker drama by Kevin Williamson.
After recently wrapping CBS’s “Hostages,” McDermott is moving forward and staying with the network for what he surely hopes will be their next hit.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the un-named drama pilot is described as “a psychological thriller centered on detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.”
“McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the unit from New York,” the site reports. “Jack’s healthy confidence and quick thinking has gotten him into trouble in the past — a past he hopes to leave behind.”
Williamson is set to write the script as well as executive produce the series, with Liz Friedlander directing the pilot. Williamson’s credits include “The Following” and “Vampire Diaries,” as well as screenplay work on “Scream” and two of its sequels, “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and “The Faculty.”
The 52-year-old McDermott began acting in the 1980’s when he starred in films such as “Twister” and “Steel Magnolias.” From there, he went on to star in 1994’s “The Miracle on 34th Street,” 2003’s “Wonderland,” and 2012’s “The Campaign” and “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower.”
McDermott has also worked on several television shows, including “Tales From The Crypt,” “Ally McBeal,” “The Practice,” “Will & Grace,” and “American Horror Story.”
McDermott has been nominated for several awards including several nominations for Best Actor for his work on “The Practice.” He scored an impressive 12 total nominations for his role on the show and in 1999, won Best Actor at the Golden Globe Awards. He also recieved nominations for his roles in “The Perks Of Being A Wallflower” and “Wonderland.”
Since McDermott had been starring on “The Hostages,” many fans of the series have been wondering what this means for the show, and unfortuantely, it seems to be a big hint that the series will come to an end after just one season on CBS.
“While it has yet to be officially canceled, McDermott’s casting all but confirms that Hostages will not be renewed for a second season,” E! News reported on Feb. 28. “The drama, which also starred Toni Collette, debuted to 7.5 million viewers back in September, but its finale, which aired in January, only attracted 4.8 million viewers, as well as a low 1.0 rating in the adults 18-49 demo.”
No date has been set for McDermott’s new series will air.
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