Pilot News: Patrick Wilson Plays Doctor for CBS

Patrick Wilson is poised to make his series regular TV debut, having landed the lead in a CBS drama pilot penned by Susannah Grant (Erin Brockovich) and to be directed by Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs).

In the as-yet-untitled project, Wilson will star as Michael, an ultra-competitive surgeon whose life is changed forever when his ex-wife dies… and begins teaching him what life is all about from the here-after.

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Wilson’s film credits include Watchmen, Little Children and Hard Candy, while his primary TV gig was the role of Joe Pitt in the 2003 miniseries Angels In America, for which he earned Emmy and Golden Globe Award nominations. He is also a two-time Tony nominee, from his roles in Oklahoma and The Full Monty.

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Grant’s last foray into TV was Party Of Five, where she served as a writer and producer.

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