Pilot Scoop: Jason Isaacs Is Surgeon General

Surgeon General Pilot CBS Jason IsaacsAwake‘s Jason Isaacs has landed the title role in CBS’ Surgeon General drama pilot, TVLine has learned.

The project, which will revolve around “America’s doctor,” is being written and produced by Lie to Me creator Samuel Baum.

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Isaacs’ top doc is described as “a man of solid build and solid character” who has the rare mix of resolve, humanity and dry wit.

The part is Isaacs’ first major TV role since NBC put Awake to sleep in 2012.