After just hearing that Ethan Hawke would lead a new series on Fox, another talented actor is heading to TV as well. Showtime announced Don Cheadle has signed on to star in their dark comedy series House of Lies from Matthew Carnahan, creator and writer of the FX series Dirt. Based on Martin Kihn’s book of the same name, the half-hour comedy follows Marty (Cheadle), a highly successful, cutthroat consultant who is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. The series heads into production next February with Stephen Hopkins (Californication) directing and Jessica Borsicsky (FlashForward) executive producing. Cheadle has always been a welcome addition to any project, so I’ll definitely be checking this series out whenever it hits cable.
Hit the jump for news on Mekhi Pfifer snagging a lead role in the fourth season of Torchwood and Virgina Madsen joining The Event in a recurring role.