Brian Cox to star in ABC fantasy pilot 'Gotham'
Published Mar 20 2012, 16:47 GMT
By Morgan Jeffery
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has landed a role in ABC pilot Gotham
The veteran actor will play the wise and secretive Alderman Morrill, according to Deadline
will follow Annie Travers (Megan Ketch), an NYPD detective who discovers a magical world that exists within New York.
Cox's character appears to be the owner of a simple clock shop, but is entrusted with maintaining order in the secret world.
The 65-year-old actor, acclaimed for his theatre work, has appeared in such films as 1986's Manhunter
, 1998's Rushmore
and last year's Rise of the Planet of the Apes
He also recently signed up to star in BBC Four comedy Bob Servant Independent
Other stars attached to Gotham
include The Walking Dead
actor Lennie James and former Hollyoaks
star Barry Sloane.The River
's Michael Green has written the pilot, which will be helmed by I Am Legend
director Francis Lawrence.> TV's Best New Show Pilots for 2012