Dylan McDermott has put American Horror Story firmly in his rearview mirror, and is looking to return to network television.
The star has signed on to CBS’ high-profile political thriller Hostages. McDermott joins a cast that already includes Academy Award-nominated actress Toni Collette (last seen on TV in Showtime’s critical hit The United States of Tara).
The series follows the trials and tribulations of a family caught in the middle of a political conspiracy. McDermott will play Duncan, an FBI agent at the center of the conspiracy, which involves the President of the United States (because it always goes straight to the top). Duncan’s role in the conspiracy, however, “will come as a surprise.”
McDermott is best known to TV audiences from his role on David E. Kelley’s The Practice, which ran for eight seasons on ABC, and also saw McDermott landing an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a drama series. Most recently, he starred in the first season of FX’s American Horror Story, while appearing in the second. There has been no announcement about a possible return for a third season, though whether he is able to return will depend largely on whether or not the pilot for Hostages is picked up to series.
Hostages is penned and directed by Homeland’s Jeffrey Nachmanoff and executive produced by Nachmanoff, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman, Omri Givon, Rotem Shamir and Chayim Sharir.
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