'The Wire' actor joins FX's 'Lights Out'

Pablo Schreiber set to play boxing manager in drama series

Pablo Schreiber has joined FX's upcoming drama series "Lights Out" as a regular.

"Lights Out" centers on Patrick "Lights" Leary (Holt McCallany), an aging former heavyweight boxing champion who struggles to support his wife (Catherine McCormack), a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, and three daughters after his fighting days are over. Diagnosed with a neurological disorder called pugilistic dementia, he takes a job as a legbreaker, collecting on unpaid gambling debts.

Schreiber will play Leary's brother and boxing manager. He replaces Elias Koteas, who played the role in the original pilot.

Following its pickup to series, "Lights Out" is undergoing a revamp, which includes the recasting of most key roles except for Leary. In addition to Schreiber, the show's new additions include McCormack and Stacy Keach, who plays Leary's dad.

Schreiber, who recurred on HBO's "The Wire," next appears in the indie "HappyThankYouMorePlease," which will premiere at Sundance this month. He is repped by ICM and D/F Management.
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