Brian Cox Lands Two NBC Gigs

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The Hollywood Reporter says Emmy winner Brian Cox has been tapped to co-star opposite Katee Sackhoff on the NBC’s Dick Wolf-produced drama pilot “Lost and Found” and has landed a major four-episode arc on the midseason drama series “Kings.”

The hour-long “Found,” from Wolf Films and UMS, centers on Tessa (Katee Sackhoff), an offbeat LAPD detective who, after butting heads with the higher-ups, is sent as a punishment to the basement to work on John Doe and Jane Doe cases.

Cox will play Tessa’s fractious partner Burt Macey, a foul-mouthed, racist dinosaur of a cop who does things the old-fashioned way: with blunt force and bigoted rants.

“Kings,” from UMS, creator Michael Green and director Francis Lawrence, centers on David (Christopher Egan), an idealistic soldier who joins the court of King Silas (Ian McShane), monarch of the modern nation of Gilboa.

Cox will play Silas’ nemesis, former King Vesper.