The American Horror Story and Hostages actor is set to star in Kevin Williamson's new pilot for CBS, E! News has confirmed. The Vampire Diaries and The Following boss' untitled project is a psychological thriller that focuses on a pair of detectives who handle staking cases for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD.
McDermott, who also starred on The Practice, will take on the role of Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the Threat Assessment Unit from New York. Jack's healthy confidence and quick thinking has gotten him into trouble in the past, one he hopes to leave behind.