[TV] Paul Giamatti To Star in New F/X Series Pilot
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 01.10.2014
Actor to star in Hoke...
Paul Giamatti is headed to F/X for a dark comedy-drama. The network has officially announced that Giamatti will headline the series pilot Hoke, which is being written and directed by Scott Frank. Frank will co-showrun alongside David Manson if the show is ordered to series. Giamatii stars alongside Oona Chaplin, John Carroll Lynch, Robert Wisdom, Jordi Mollà and Tammy Blanchard in the prospective series, based on Charles Willeford novels that begin with Sideswipe.
The series is about a hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective named Hoke Moseley (Giamatti) in pre-chic Miami circa early 1980s. Chaplin will play Hoke's new partner Elita Sanchez while Lynch plays an old guard Miami PD detective who is Hoke's former partner, named Bill Henderson. Wisdom plays Major Brownley, the head of the Miami PD homicide squard. Jordi Mollà is Armando Zuniga, a sociopathic Cuban man who arrives on the shores of Miami in the rumpled, faded clothing of a peasant Cuban refugee and integrates into the city posing as a famous poet of the Cuban people.
And finally, Blanchard plays Loretta Hickey, the striking mother of a murdered drug addict who Hoke comes across while investigating the case.