Well, that didn't take long. Just over one week after the cancellation announcement for FOX sitcom 'Raising Hope,' series star Garret Dillahunt has already landed a new gig in religious-themed Amazon Studios drama 'Hand of God.' Needless to say, Dillahunt is about to play a character very far removed from 'Hope's Burt Chance.
Directed by 'World War Z' helmer Marc Forster, 'Hand of God' stars Ron Perlman as hard-living, morally questionable judge Harris Pernell. Judge Pernell's life of adultery and vice comes to a sudden end after he begins having unexplainable visions and hearing disembodied voices through his ventilator-bound son. Is Pernell going mad, or could this really be God telling him to change his ways?
According to Deadline, Dillahunt plays KD, a violent, sociopathic man with severe rage issues. KD has long been twisting aimlessly in the wind, that is until he meets Judge Pernell, who awakens a newfound religious side to the young man, giving him a singular focus and an outlet for his anger.
Those only familiar with Dillahunt via 'Hope' may not realize just how qualified the actor is for such an intense, menacing role. Dillahunt has a long history of playing killers, thieves, and various other types of criminals. Some of his more memorable turns include villainous cyborg Cromartie on 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,' cowardly gunslinger Jack McCall on 'Deadwood,' and manipulative lobbyist Matthew Ross on 'The 4400.' Of course, Dillahunt also played Jesus Christ on short-lived dramedy 'The Book of Daniel,' so he's nothing if not versatile.
'Hand of God' is still in the development stage, and currently has no projected release date.