11:45am PT by Kate Stanhope
Jim Caviezel Returning to CBS for Navy SEALs Drama
Jim Caviezel is heading back to CBS.
The Person of Interest grad has signed on to star in the network's untitled Navy SEALs drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The project follows the lives of the elite unit as they train and plan the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask. Caviezel will play Jason, the respected, committed leader of his assault team who's been through over a dozen deployments.
The actor joins a cast that also includes Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley and Toni Trucks.
Ben Cavell (Sneaky Pete, Homeland) penned the script and will executive produce alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly. Chris Chulack (Shameless, ER) is also on board to exec produce and direct the pilot, which hails from CBS Television Studios.
The project is one of a growing number of military dramas on both the network and cable/pay cable/streaming side. History just renewed its own Navy SEAL drama Six for a second season. Other broadcast pilots include The CW's Valor, Fox's Behind Enemy Lines reboot and NBC's For God and Country.
For Caviezel, the role brings him back to the network where he spent five seasons headlining the tech drama Person of Interest. The series wrapped its five-season run last summer. His other credits include the AMC mini The Prisoner and the films The Passion of the Christ and The Thin Red Line. Caviezel is repped by ICM and attorney Frank Stuart.