The actor — who is recurring on Nashville this season — will star in the network’s drama pilot redo of the 2000 Jim Caviezel-Dennis Quaid film.
The potential series follows a female police detective who discovers she is able to speak via ham radio with her estranged father (played by Smith) — who died 20 years prior and also was a detective. As they forge a new relationship while working together on an unresolved murder case, unintended consequences of the “butterfly effect” wreak havoc in the present day.
Supernatural showrunner Jeremy Carver penned the pilot and will serve as an executive producer.
Smith’s TV credits include True Detective and True Blood, as well as The CW’s The Messengers and 90210.