The pilot, based on a late-'90s British series of the same name, is about a detective who has a disorder that causes hallucinations and unusually vivid dreams, as well as intermittent vision loss. Clive Owen played the part in the original.
In the CBS version, written by Michael Cuesta ("Homeland") and his brother Gerald, Lee's character is a detective in New Orleans. His doctor assures him his condition won't lead to blindness, and his hallucinations are a "gift" from his subconscious.
In other words, he'll "see" things he didn't really see to help him solve his cases.
Similar News Items"Homeland" (2011)
- Casting: Law, Zellweger, Sheen, Elba (From Dark Horizons. 6 March 2014, 11:04 PM, PST)
- Casting Net: Jude Law in talks to join Melissa McCarthy in spy comedy; Plus, Idris Elba, more (From EW.com - Inside Movies. 6 March 2014, 7:00 PM, PST)
- Bebe Neuwirth to Co-Star CBS' 'Madam Secretary' (From The Hollywood Reporter. 6 March 2014, 6:15 PM, PST)
Clive Owen (I)
- Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For Trailer is Here! (From Worst Previews. 6 March 2014, 3:25 PM, PST)
- ‘Sin City: A Dame to Kill For’ Trailer: Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt Face a Beating in Frank Miller's Deranged Town (Video) (From The Wrap. 6 March 2014, 12:51 PM, PST)
- First Trailer for Sin City: A Dame To Kill For Starring Josh Brolin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and Eva Green (From Collider.com. 6 March 2014, 11:57 AM, PST)
"My Name Is Earl" (2005)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel: the kid stays in the picture (From The Guardian - Film News. 3 March 2014, 11:10 PM, PST)
- Aaron Paul Wants to Appear in “Breaking Bad” Prequel, Checking In To “Bates Motel” and “Duck Dynasty”‘s Shrinking Ratings (From The Backlot. 3 March 2014, 4:31 AM, PST)
- Dylan McDermott to star in Kevin Williamson pilot, Prince taking over 'Arsenio Hall Show' (From Zap2It - From Inside the Box. 1 March 2014, 2:00 PM, PST)