November 05, 2012 4:24pm PT by Philiana Ng
'The Good Wife' Actor Checks Into USA's 'Graceland' in Major Arc (Exclusive)
USA's upcoming law enforcement drama Graceland is shoring up its cast.
Pedro Pascal, who played Nathan Landry on CBS' The Good Wife, is checking into Jeff Eastin's new hourlong series in a significant multi-episode arc as a rule-bending FBI agent, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
From the White Collar creator, Graceland centers on a group of diverse law-enforcement agents from the DEA, FBI and Customs whose worlds collide when they're forced to live together in an undercover beach house in Southern California. Newcomer FBI agent Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) gets thrown into the mix, led by seasoned pro Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata).
Pascal will play Juan Barcelo, a tough but charming FBI agent with a rocky experience at the Bureau. Several years in as a case officer, he runs point on FBI missions, working closely as a contact with specific agents. But past failures haunt him and he approaches new missions with greater levels of intensity. Though he has suspicions, Juan stops at nothing to find the truth, even if it means bending the rules and putting agents at risk. As Juan pushes Mike to investigate his own training officer, he is forthright and direct but, when it serves him, he's warm and encouraging.
Production has begun in Florida on the series, slated for a summer 2013 launch. Graceland co-stars Brandon Jay McLaren, Vanessa Ferlito and Manny Montana.
Repped by Innovative Artists, Pascal's TV credits include Lights Out, CSI, Body of Proof and USA's Burn Notice telepic The Fall of Sam Axe as Comandante Veracruz.