12:46pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
'The Wire' Alum Joins Fox's 'Rosewood' as Series Regular (Exclusive)
Fox's Rosewood is adding a Wire alum to its ranks.
Domenick Lombardozzi, who most recently guested on Daredevil and The Good Wife, has joined the cast of the Morris Chestnut drama as a series regular, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Rosewood is a medical drama centering on the brilliant Dr. Beaumont Rosewood Jr. (Chestnut), the top private pathologist in all of Miami. As the owner of one of the most sophisticated, state-of-the-art independent labs in the country, he finds the secrets in bodies that others usually miss. Despite being constantly surrounded by death, Rosewood is obsessed with life and savors every moment. His eternal optimism will frustrate the cynical female detective he often works with, but she can’t argue with the results that his unique perspective provides.
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Lombardozzi will portray Capt. Ira Hornstock, who is considered Miami's best police captain. While he is an excellent manager, he is terrible at managing his own life. With three ex-wives (soon to be four), and seven kids (one of whom may not even be his son), the police captain can barely escape the strain of his family. He basically lives in his office because he is afraid of going home, but his work is no reprieve from stress, either. Hornstock and Rosewood have a complicated relationship: While Hornstock can't stand Rosewood's big personality and sunny disposition, he acknowledges Rosewood's stellar contributions to the department. At his core, Hornstock is loyal to his city and his officers — it's the one quality that keeps him going and allows us to empathize with him, despite his otherwise gloomy outlook.
Lombardozzi played Sgt. Thomas "Herc" Hauk on HBO's critically beloved The Wire. His credits also include Breakout Kings and playing Ralph Capone on Boardwalk Empire. He's repped by Gersh, Leverage Management and Hansen Jacobson.
Rosewood, set to bow Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m. and lead into Empire, is one of a handful of medical dramas that will launch in the fall as broadcast networks look for the next hit procedural as Grey's Anatomy continues to age.