“7th Heaven” star Barry Watson is set to play the recurring role of Lachlan Murdoch, son of media mogul Rupert Murdoch, in Blumhouse Television and Showtime’s upcoming eight-episode limited series “The Loudest Voice”.
Based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book, the story deals with Fox News founder Roger Ailes (Russell Crowe) and the extensive allegations of sexual harassment that saw the late Ailes ousted from the company.
The series focuses primarily on the past decade while flashing back to defining events in Ailes’ life. Told through multiple points of view, the limited series aims to shed light on the psychology that drives the political process from the top down.
In the series, Lachlan Murdoch is often not in agreement with Roger’s managerial practices. Sherman co-wrote the first episode with “Spotlight” scribe Tom McCarthy, who executive produces with Jason Blum.