Smith will play Detective Ed Exley, the role played by Guy Pearce in the 1997 film. Exley is described as cold though not without a conscience, obviously brilliant, authoritative, and fiercely ambitious. The son of former hero detective turned real estate developer, Preston Exley, he is determined to make his mark and to become a hero in his father’s eyes. Competing against the memory of his deceased brother, his father’s favorite, Ed will do anything to prove himself. He wants nothing more than to make detective and is single-minded in his pursuit.
Smith joins previously announced cast member Walton Goggins, who will play Detective Jack Vincennes.
Smith most recently starred as Will Gorski in “Sense8,” the Netflix series created by the Wachowski sisters and J. Michael Straczynski. The series