Pilot Scoop: Michael Stahl-David to Star in TNT's '70s Drug Drama

Michael Stahl-David‘s career is going to pot! (That’s funny ’cause the show’s about weed.)

The Person of Interest and My Generation actor has landed a starring role in TNT’s Jerry Bruckheimer-produced untitled drama pilot about the Florida drug trade in the 1970s.

Stahl-David, who recently guest-starred on New Girl as a love interest for Zooey Deschanel’s Jess, will play Bobby Nickel, a charismatic, brilliant and driven man who came from nothing and quickly learned to make his own rules. Now a husband, father and successful pot runner working for a local Cuban drug lord, Bobby leads a double life — both in business and in love.

The cast also includes Weeds‘ Elizabeth Perkins (as Bobby’s mom) and Being Human‘s Kristen Hager (as Bobby’s wife).

Michelle Ashford (Masters of Sex) penned the pilot and will serve as an EP alongside Bruckheimer, Michael Bay, Jonathan Littman, Billy Corben, Alfred Spellman.

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  1. David says:

    The problem is that it’s on TNT so it will go a few seasons, have no conclusion, and get cancelled without notice. See Dallas, Men of a Certain Age, Hawthorne, Franklin and Bash, etc.

  2. Phil says:

    It’s on TNT, so I won’t be watching…they cancel Dallas, and I cancel them!

  3. Marco says:

    So Rob did survive the Cloverfield incident, after all.