Based on the characters from DC Entertainment’s Vertigo, the series from Warner Bros TV and Jerry Bruckheimer TV centers on Lucifer (Tom Ellis) who, bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, resigns his throne and abandons his kingdom for the gorgeous, shimmering insanity of Los Angeles, where he gets his kicks helping the LAPD punish criminals. Rankin will play Malcolm Graham, a decorated detective with an ends-justify-the-means approach to the law. He is beloved by his peers but, underneath his easygoing nature, is a master manipulator.
Rankin recently was seen in Wild, opposite Reese Witherspoon. His other film credits include Dallas Buyers Club and Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes. On the TV side, Rankin played the Rev. Paul Coates on Graceland and recurred on Breaking Bad, Justified, Big Love and Friday Night Lights. He’s repped by Gersh, Haven Entertainment and attorney Todd Rubenstein.