The Ringer actor has landed the lead role in the ABC drama pilot, TVLine has confirmed.
As first reported by Deadline, Gruffudd will star as Dr. Henry Morgan, a New York City medical examiner who studies the dead — because he is secretly immortal. His investigative work with Detective Jo Martinez and relationship with best friend Abe (Numb3rs‘ Judd Hirsch) will peel back the layers of Henry’s colorful and long life.
The project was penned by Matt Miller (Chuck), who will exec-produce with Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz.
Gruffudd’s recent TV credits include guest spots on Glee, Castle and Necessary Roughness.Follow @VladaGelman