Former Hart Of Dixie star Wilson Bethel has landed a co-starring role on A&E Network’s hip-hop crime drama pilot The Infamous. It revolves around two complicated men on a collision course: an ambitious reformed gangster (Bokeem Woodbine) poised to break out of South Central and the LAPD detective hell-bent on taking him down. It will be set against real events in turbulent 1990s Los Angeles leading up to the L.A. riots.

Bethel, repped by WME, LINK, Zero Gravity and Morris Yorn, will play Jason Gant, an officer with the LAPD’s Crash Unit. He joins Emily Rios, recently landed the female lead, and Vanessa Bell Calloway.

The pilot is being produced by Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson and directed by Anthony Hemingway.