Revolution co-star David Lyons is returning to NBC as the lead in the network’s drama pilot Game Of Silence, from CSI maven Carol Mendelsohn, Parenthood executive producer David Hudgins and Sony TV.

Written by Hudgins based on a Turkish format and directed by Niels Arden Oplev, Game Of Silence centers on Jackson (Lyons), a rising attorney on the brink of success who could lose his perfectly crafted life when his long-lost childhood friends threaten to expose a dark secret from their violent past.

NBC has been high on the project, which had a pilot production commitment with a series penalty attached to it. A writers room was set up during the script stage, with the stories for the first 13 episodes already broken. Hudgins, Mendelsohn, Julie Weitz, Oplev, Timur Savci and Tariq Jalil executive produce.

Australia-born Lyons, repped by CAA, Anonymous Content & United Management in Australia, recently wrapped James Vanderbilt’s Truth co-starring opposite Cate Blanchett, Robert Redford, Dennis Quaid, Elisabeth Moss and Topher Grace.