“Sense8” and “Stargate Universe” star Brian J. Smith has scored the lead role of Detective Ed Exley in CBS’ upcoming TV series adaptation of the James Ellroy novel “L.A. Confidential”.
The story follows the paths of three homicide detectives, a female reporter and an up-and-coming actress which intersect while the detectives pursue a sadistic serial killer among the secrets and lies of glamorous and gritty 1950s Los Angeles.
Smith takes on the role that Guy Pearce played in the 1997 film adaptation. Exley is cold, authoritative and ambitious and single-minded in his pursuit of becoming a detective.
Jordan Harper (“Gotham”) penned the script and executive produces alongside Arnon Milchan, while Michael Dinner will direct the pilot.
Smith recently filmed his role of Will Gorski in the two-hour finale episode of “Sense8,” the shift to the CBS period drama will likely involve less pansexual psychic orgies.
Source: The Live Feed