Hot off his turn in “True Detective,” actor Stephen Dorff has been set to headline Fox and eOne’s police drama pilot “Deputy” which is being executive produced by “Suicide Squad” helmer David Ayer and “Aquaman” writer Will Beall.
Written by Beall and directed by Ayer, the story centers on Deputy Bill Hollister (Dorff), a career lawman who is very comfortable kicking down doors and utterly lost in a staff meeting.
When the LA County Sheriff drops dead, Bill becomes acting sheriff of Los Angeles County, in charge of 10,000 sworn deputies policing a modern Wild West.
Dorff will reportedly be paid over $200,000 an episode if the pilot goes to series and a big penalty if it doesn’t. If the show goes to a second season, Dorff will become an executive producer.
At the same time, he has also closed a feature script development deal with eOne to develop and star in a movie which Ayer and Chris Long will produce.