CBS Greenlights Pilot Starring Alan Cumming

News   CBS Greenlights Pilot Starring Alan Cumming
 
The Tony winner will produce and star in a new TV series.
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Alan Cumming

Deadline reports that actor Alan Cumming will executive produce and star in Killer Instinct, a new crime drama pilot for CBS.

Written by Michael Rauch, based on the upcoming book by James Patterson, Killer Instinct focuses on a former CIA operative, played by Cumming, now living as a professor and a writer until the NYPD asks him to stop a serial killer.

Alongside Cumming as executive producers are Rauch, Patterson, Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout of James Patterson Entertainment, and Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout.

Cumming played Eli Gold on the CBS hit drama The Good Wife from 2010–16, for which he was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards and three Primetime Emmys. He hosted the Tony Awards alongside Kristin Chenoweth in 2015, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category of Outstanding Special Class Program. He won his Tony for his performance in the revival of Cabaret.

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