has booked a co-starring role in the CBS
drama pilot Backstrom
, from writer Hart Hanson
, based on the Swedish book series that centers on Everett Backstrom
, an overweight, hot-tempered detective who tries, and fails, to change his self-destructive behavior.
Haysbert will play John Almond
, a detective working with Backstrom.
Haysbert, most recently seen on the big screen in Sheldon Candis' LUV, will next appear in a thriller titled Wards Island
, alongside Ernie Hudson
and Bill Duke
, which centers on a viral outbreak in New York City that turns the infected into werewolves; and also he's replaced the late Michael Clarke Duncan
in the follow-up film to the 2005 Robert Rodriguez
-directed hit, Sin City
, based on the comic by Frank Miller
, titled Sin City: A Dame to Kill For