Helen Hunt Shots Fired

Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and Stephen Moyer Join Fox's Shots Fired

Fox’s event series Shots Fired just hooked three big fish.

Oscar winners Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss and True Blood vet Stephen Moyer have joined the drama in lead roles, TVLine has learned.

Co-created by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love & Basketball) and Reggie Rock Bythewood (Notorious), the project stars Sanaa Lathan (Love & Basketball) as an expert investigator digging into a series of racially charged shootings in a small Tennessee town.

Hunt, Dreyfuss and Moyer will respectively play Patricia Eamons, the fictional governor of North Carolina; Arlen Cox, a real estate mogul and owner of a privatized prison who is intricately involved in the shootings; and Officer Breeland, a seasoned veteran in the town’s Sheriff’s Department who gets caught in the middle of the investigation.

This marks Hunt’s first regular series gig since Mad About You ended its seven-season run in 1999. Meanwhile, Moyer is coming off of FX’s short-lived Bastard Executioner, and Dreyfuss recently starred in ABC’s limited series Madoff.

The trio joins a cast that includes Stephan James (Selma), Aisha Hinds (Under the Dome) and Tristan Wilds (90210). Shots Fired will premiere later this year.