Tim Roth has signed on to star in Media Rights Capital's small screen project "Knifeman" which is going straight-to-series reports Deadline.
Roth would play John Tattersall, a radical, self-educated surgeon who will go to unorthodox lengths to uncover the secrets of the human body.
The show is expected to be shopped around to networks shortly. "Friday Night Lights" alumni Rolin Jones and Ron Fitzgerald are behind the story and script.
David Cronenberg is set to direct the pilot and executive produce the series.