Parenthood’s Sam Jaeger and Lost alum Harold Perrineau are set to star in the USA Network pilot Poor Richard’s Almanack, from Legendary TV, Universal Cable Prods. and executive producer Jim Danger Gray (Orange Is The New Black).
Weaving between modern day and a possible future where characters have changed radically, Poor Richard’s Almanack is a character thriller about a cadre of heroes who emerge as the new “Founding Fathers” after America is pushed to the brink of collapse. Perrineau will play Matt Monroe, the FBI Agent in charge after a terrorist attack on Philadelphia, while Jaeger takes on the role of Darwin Fischer, a former CIA field agent-turned-analyst. Monroe’s search for the attack’s inside-man puts him on a crash course with Darwin and his schizophrenic sister (Jordan Hayes) embroiling them in a conspiracy that will shake the country to its core.
Neil Marshall will direct the pilot and will executive produce alongside Gray and Marc Helwig. Miguel Sapochnik serves as consulting producer.
For the past five seasons Jaeger played Joel Graham on Parenthood and was previously a regular on Eli Stone. On the big screen he was seen in American Sniper and next appears in Brave New Jersey. He is repped by Greene & Associates, Circle of Confusion and Ziffren Brittenham.
Perrineau’s most recent TV credits include Syfy’s Z Nation and NBC’s Constantine. He is repped by APA.