Alan Cumming to Star in Showtime Dark Comedy 'Florent'

'The Good Wife' star originally set up the project at Sundance Channel last year.

Alan Cumming is moving into the restaurant business.

The Good Wife star's dark comedy Florent has been put into development at Showtime, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

Cumming will star in the project, which is entered on colorful New York restaurateur Florent Morellet, who opened a restaurant in the Meatpacking District in the '80s. The series would explore the ups and downs of the time, as well as the chaos surrounding an establishment that went on to become a go-to spot for everyone from the city's literati to the NYPD, to the neighborhood hookers and hustlers to the burgeoning LGBT community.

Florent is in second position to Cumming's current role on The Good Wife, on which he is a series regular. 

The half-hour is written by Patricia Resnick (Mad Men) and directed by The Good Wife's Rosemary Rodriguez. The trio had previously set up the comedy at Sundance Channel.

Resnick and Rodriguez will also exec produce with Jonathan Baruch and Howard BraunsteinDavid Sigal, who directed the 2010 documentary about the diner, Florent!, co-executive produces alongside Michael Tive. Cumming will serve as a producer.

The project brings Cumming back to Showtime, where he recurred on Web Therapy as well as The L Word.

Should the comedy move forward, it would join House of Lies, Episodes and Shameless.

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