Pilot Scoop: Scott Bakula to Play Geena Davis' Ex in TNT's Bounty Hunter Drama

Two and a Half Men: Scott Bakula CastScott Bakula has landed the male lead in TNT’s drama pilot starring Geena Davis as a bounty hunter, TVLine has learned.

Bakula will play a detective who is also the ex-husband of Davis’ character, a Seattle bail bondswoman whose eccentric personality and unusual tactics give her an advantage in a tough and unpredictable business.

The yet-to-be-titled pilot, penned by Scott Prendergast and Amy Berg, to be directed by Dean Devlin (Leverage) and inspired by the real-life story of Mackenzie Green, will shoot in mid-March.

Four-time Oscar nominee Marsha Mason previously was cast as Davis’ bounty hunter-helping TV mom.

Bakula, who earlier this week booked a Two and a Half Men appearance, next can be seen in HBO Films’ Liberace biopic Behind the Candelabra as well as the indie films Elsa and Fred (playing son to Shirley MacLaine) and Snap (a psychological thriller starring The Sarah Connor Chronicles‘ Thomas Dekker). His previous TV credits include TNT’s Men of a Certain Age and Quantum Leap.

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Comments (8)

  • Lots of lovely Scott Bakula news lately. This sounds really promising and I hope it gets picked up. It would be nice to have him back on TV again (even if it would put a curb on his out of country conventions!)

    Comment by ErikaBee (@xErikaBee) – March 6, 2013 10:46 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I loved him in “Quantum Leap”, loved him in “Murphy Brown”, loved him on “Desperate Housewives”, I bet I’ll love him in that as well.

    Comment by Liz – March 6, 2013 11:35 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • loved him as Papa Batowski too.

      Comment by Jerri – March 6, 2013 10:17 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Bakula’s great in everything he does. I’ll definitely check this out just for him if it gets picked up.

    Comment by Lucky – March 6, 2013 12:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • always enjoyed Scott Bakula, esp. in MOACA, Quantum, The Informant!, and even as one of the few obvious professionals in ENT. Will be nice if this gets picked up to be able t catch him on weekly again. Just one of those guys that seems genuinely down to earth in person and that comes thru on the screen,

    Comment by Rhodes Chroma – March 6, 2013 02:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I think they attempting to create second oldest cast after Golden Girls,lol.

    Comment by Shaun – March 6, 2013 08:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Glad it’s on TNT, they do a good job on their shows. This has a Justified type of vibe (Ihope).

    Comment by Jeri – March 8, 2013 03:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Hrvatska je globalno gledano prostorno mala zemlja .
    Premda sićušna gledajući njenu površinu , RH see može pohvaliti raznovrsnim prirodnim ljepotama , i to kakvima bi se mogla pohvaliti rijetko koja zemlja u svijetu

    Comment by Dakota – October 10, 2013 09:02 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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