'The Good Wife' Star Chris Noth Joins Cast of FX's 'Tyrant'

He'll be a series regular on the third season of the drama from Howard Gordon.
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Chris Noth is not wasting any time booking his follow-up role to The Good Wife.

The actor, who is filming the fifth and final season of the CBS drama, has joined the cast of FX's drama Tyrant.

Noth will join the third-season drama in the series regular role of William Cogswell, an American general who was summarily transferred out of Abbudin and returns to that country when Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) assumes the provisional presidency. Although he initially offers American support, Gen. Cogswell will rise to power as his romantic history with Leila (Moran Atias) reignites, and as his apparent (and hidden) idiosyncrasies are revealed. 

For Noth, the role marks his follow-up to CBS' critical darling The Good Wife, where he has starred as Peter Florrick for seven seasons, earning a Golden Globe nomination. His credits also include Law & Order and HBO's Sex and the City. Repped by Gersh and Sanders Armstrong Caserta, Noth has two indie films coming — White Girl, which sold to Netflix at Sundance; and Chronically Metropolitan.

Tyrant is produced by FX Productions and Fox 21 Television Studios. Howard Gordon (Homeland, 24) exec produces alongside Chris Keyser, Gideon Raff and Avi Nir. Season three of Tyrant — which will feature 10 episodes, down two from its sophomore frame — returns later this year. While not a ratings breakout, FX has shown confidence in the series, which Gordon says has been well-received within the Arab community.

The series finale of The Good Wife airs Sunday, May 8.

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