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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  1. Kim says:

    I will watch just because of Patrick! Hope it’s good.

  2. Amanda says:

    This is just awesome!!! Patrick is one of my favorite actors and it’ll be great having him come to TV. I will totally check this out because of him!!!

  3. Lorie says:

    Same here. Love Patrick and hope this show works out! I’ll def tune in.

  4. amy says:

    I am very unsure about this premise — but I love Patrick Wilson enough to give pretty much whatever he’s in a shot.

  5. Amy says:

    I’ll watch Patrick Wilson in just about anything, but I would make it “must-see TV” (I realize that’s the wrong network) if they were to let him sing! He’s got an amazing voice and was about the only good thing in the movie version of Phantom of the Opera.

  6. s.mills says:

    I just finished watching the entire 1st series of ‘A Gifted Man’ on Netflix and I thought it was brilliant! Cannot wait for season 2!