10:30am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Jeremy Sisto Boards ABC Anthology 'The Jury'
Jeremy Sisto is staying at ABC.
The Wicked City alum has booked a co-starring role on the network's anthology drama pilot The Jury, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project is described as 12 Angry Men meets podcast Serial. It follows a single murder trial as seen through the eyes of the individual jurors, exploring the biases and experiences that influence their judgment and how their preconceptions change along the way.
Sisto will portray Dan, a juror described as professorial, well dressed and handsome and who is widely liked within the group of jurors.
The role keeps the actor at the network following this season's short-lived anthology drama Wicked City. His credits include A&E's The Returned as well as ABC's Suburgatory. He is repped by Gersh and MGMT Entertainment.
Sisto joins a cast led by Emmy winner Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife), who is set as Kim, the drama's protagonist who is a crusader and always looking for truth.
VJ Boyd (Justified) will pen the script alongside Mark Bianculli, who is set as a co-executive producer. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation grad Carol Mendelsohn will exec produce alongside her Carol Mendelsohn Productions topper Julie Weitz. The Jury is a co-production of Sony Pictures Television (where Mendelsohn is based) and ABC Studios.
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