Emmy Winner Michael Emerson Lands Role in New CBS Pilot, "Person of Interest"

News   Emmy Winner Michael Emerson Lands Role in New CBS Pilot, "Person of Interest"
 
Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson, who portrayed Oscar Wilde in Off-Broadway's Gross Indecency and may be best known for his work as mysterious villain Ben Linus on TV's "Lost," has been cast in a lead role in Jonah Nolan's CBS drama pilot, "Person of Interest."

The pilot, which is being executive-produced by "Lost" co-creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams, will be directed by "Heroes"' David Semel.

The project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams' Bad Robot, is "a crime drama centered on an ex-CIA agent, presumed dead, who teams up with a mysterious billionaire (Emerson) to prevent violent crimes in New York City."

Michael Emerson is a two-time Emmy winner for his work on "Lost" and "The Practice." His stage credits include Gross Indecency and Bach at Leipzig and the Broadway revivals of Hedda Gabler and The Iceman Cometh.

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