As previously reported, Gallagher will co-star opposite Olivia Thirlby and Ben Aldridge in the new series, titled "Detour," inspired by the real-life story of Weezer lead singer Rivers Cuomo.
The show will follow the life of charming rock star Michael Sturges, played by Aldridge, who goes back to college at age 30 after quitting his successful music career. Gallagher is set to play the role of his professor.
Playbill.com has learned that Lee (Heathers, Bare, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark) will play a series regular, Annika, the R.A. on Michael's dorm floor.
The pilot for Detour was penned by Steve Franks ("Psych") and will be directed by Jeremy Garelick ("The Wedding Ringer").
"Detour" will be executive-produced by Steve Franks, Chris Henze, Willie Mercer, Rivers Cuomo and Dan Field.