'Hannibal's' Hugh Dancy to Co-Star in Hulu's Jason Katims Drama

He'll play a cult leader in the 10-episode drama set to begin production in September.
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Hannibal star Hugh Dancy has lined up his next role.

The actor has been tapped to co-star in Hulu's straight-to-series Jason Katims drama The Way, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Based on a script Katims (Parenthood, Friday Night Lights) and his True Jack Productions head of development Michelle Lee created with Parenthood alum Jessica Goldberg last year, The Way examines a family at the center of a controversial faith-based movement struggling with relationships, marriage and power. Each hourlong episode will take an in-depth look at what it means to choose between the life we live and the life we want. The 10-episode straight-to-series drama will go into production in September in New York for a premiere in early 2016.

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Dancy will play Cal Roberts, is the charismatic face of The Way. He's entangled in a complicated relationship with two other members of the movement, Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) and her conflicted husband, Eddie (Aaron Paul). Cal will battle personal demons and bold ambition as he strives to take the organization into its next generation.

The drama hails from Universal Television, where Katims' True Jack is based. Goldberg will write and executive produce the series, alongside Katims and Lee. Mike Cahill (Another Earth) will direct the pilot. 

The casting comes as Dancy is wrapping the third and final season of Hannibal on NBC, which canceled the drama in June after only three episodes of its third season had been broadcast. The cast were subsequently released from their contracts though showrunner Bryan Fuller — and Dancy — have expressed faith that the critical darling could continue on, perhaps as a feature film.

Dancy is repped by UTA, United Agents and Gene Parseghian. 

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