Pilot Scoop: Ryan Phillippe to Headline Greg Berlanti-Produced Drama

After dipping his toe back in the TV water on the upcoming final season of Damages, Ryan Phillippe is diving into the deep end as the star of a potential new CBS drama.

Sources confirm to TVLine that the Crash actor has landed the lead role in an untitled hour-long pilot (formerly known as Golden Boy) from onetime Brothers & Sisters boss Greg Berlanti and ex-NYPD Blue EP Nicholas Wootton that tracks one cop’s meteoric rise from officer to detective to Police Commissioner.

Phillippe will play said cop, Clark. He joins an ensemble that also includes True Blood‘s Kevin Alejandro and Pushing Daisies Chi McBride.

On Damages (slated to return over the summer), Phillippe will play a Julian Assange-type character who turns to Ellen (Rose Byrne) for help.

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