Justin Kirk is heading back to cable TV.
The Weeds alum will star in the upcoming FX pilot Tyrant, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Tyrant tells the story of an unassuming American family that is drawn into the workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation. Kirk will play John Tucker, a sexy and mysterious American diplomat with a mysterious agenda.
The project hails from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, and writer/producer Craig Wright (Six Feet Under, Lost). David Yates will direct the pilot.
Following his eight-year stint on Weeds, Kirk most recently starred in the short-lived NBC sitcom Animal Practice.
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