AMC lands Parks and Rec alum for pilot


Paul Schneider, best known for his work on NBC's Parks and Recreation as Pawnee city planner Mark, has signed on to star opposite Malin Ireland in AMC's new courtroom drama developed by Richard LaGravenese and Tony Goldwyn.

This new drama, which is untitled, was described by the Hollywood Reporter as "a legal thriller with major political, personal and ethical stakes and revolves around a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that prompts the reinvestigation of a sensational murder case."

He would play Clark Rylance, a senior attorney at the Innocence Project. After learning information that could exonerate a prisoner on Death Row, he dives head first into the case.

Since deciding, brilliantly (sarcasm alert), to leave Parks and Rec, Schneider has appeared on HBO's Newsroom as a recurring character, and done some work in minor movies. This new show sounds promising, but I'm not sure I would have left Pawnee if I was him. Maybe Amy Poehler has bad body odor or something and he had to flee before it overcame him.

LaGravenese will write and executive produce alongside Goldwyn, who will also direct.  Goldwyn has also directed episodes of Dexter, Justified and ABC's Scandal.

Does this show sound interesting? Would you give it a shot?

- Paul Schneider (3)
- amc

Written by: Hamatosan
Aug 23rd, 2012, 9:11 pm

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