EXCLUSIVE: Delroy Lindo (Believe) is set to co-star opposite Don Johnson in the ABC drama pilot Boom, from producer Tony Krantz and ABC Studios. Written by Josh Pate and Rodes Fishburne and directed by Jonas Pate, Boom examines the biggest oil discovery in American history — bigger than Texas and as big as Saudi Arabia — which has triggered a geopolitical shift and an economic boom in North Dakota on a scale not seen since the 1849 California Gold Rush.

Lindo, repped by APA, will play Tip Hamilton, the sheriff of Williston County, a wise and sly man who has seen it all and is inclined to administer the law as impartially as possible — but with an attitude and edge.