David Tennant now joins a long line of UK actors to front American dramas after landing the lead role in Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, a legal dramedy for NBC.
He will star as a top Chicago lawyer who suffers from panic attacks and coaches his clients to represent themselves in court (shades of Eli Stone anyone?).
NBC greenlighted the project in August, about two years after it was first developed, and had been trying to find a lead actor for several months until Tennant came along and nailed the part.
David Semel (Heroes, Life) will direct the pilot.