Jeff Daniels is coming to Showtime. The network just announced the Newsroom star has joined their new TV show, Rust, Variety reports.
Based on the novel by Philip Meyer, the drama series “is described as a family drama that will explore the tattered American dream through the eyes of complicated and compromised chief of police Del Harris (Daniels) in a Rust Belt town in southwest Pennsylvania.”
Not only will Daniels star in Rust, he is set to executive produce the Showtime series alongside writer Dan Futterman. A premiere date has not yet been announced.
From Showtime exec Gary Levine:
Jeff Daniels is a bona fide giant on stage and screen, and Dan Futterman is a special writer and we couldn’t be more thrilled to have them together at Showtime. With vibrant characters caught in an unpredictable murder mystery, ‘Rust’ will tell the relevant and touching human story of the corrosion of the American dream.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Jeff Daniels? Will you watch his new series?