Josh Duhamel hasn’t been a regular on the small screen since his days on ‘All My Children’ and ‘Las Vegas,’ but today that all changes.
Duhamel has recently been cast in Vince Gilligan’s (‘Breaking Bad’) and David Shore’s (‘House M.D.’) upcoming straight-to-series CBS drama ‘Battle Creek.’
The project follows two dissimilar detectives, FBI Special Agent Milton Chamberlain (Duhamel) and Battle Creek PD Detective Russ Agnew (‘Law & Order: SVU’s Dean Winters), and their work cleaning up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Mich., all while facing a complete lack of resources.
In addition to Duhamel and Winters, ‘Battle Creek’ is full of familiar faces. For one, ‘House’s Kal Penn was the first to join the series. He is set to play a local detective, who, at first, has reservations about Duhamel’s character. ‘The White Queen’s Janet McTeer will also star as Commander Guziewicz, Battle Creek PD’s leader. Her character is described as both a tough and soft commander treating her team with respect. In addition, Edward Fordham Jr. will take on the role of Detective Aaron Funkhauser.
If that isn’t enough casting announcements for you, ‘Justified’s Damon Herriman was the drama’s most recent addition. He’ll play Detective Niblet, the protege to Funkhauser.
Gilligan acts as co-writer, Shore will serve as showrunner and Bryan Singer will direct the premiere.
For five years, Duhamel played Danny McCoy, head of the security team at a Vegas casino. He even appeared as Danny in a few episodes of ‘Crossing Jordan.’ He’s also known for his roles in the ‘Transformers’ franchise and ‘Safe Haven.’