Ray Donovan co-star Steven Bauer is set for a key series regular role opposite Bruce Greenwood in Four Stars, CBS’ drama pilot from playwright/TV writer Becky Mode, CBS TV Studios, and studio-based Timberman/Beverly Productions.
If Four Stars goes to series, Bauer, who is a regular on Ray Donovan playing Avi Rudin, the right-hand man of Ray (Liev Schreiber), will be able to do both shows as part of an arrangement between the sister networks.
Written by Mode and to be directed by RJ Cutler, Four Stars centers on two powerful rival families in the military community of Tampa, FL — the Buckleys and the Rodriguezes — who make decisions at the highest levels in the interest of national security.
Cuban-American actor Bauer (born Esteban Ernesto Echevarría Samson) will play the patriarch of the Rodriguez clan, Gen. Rodriguez, the four‐star general in charge of the entire Middle East – and the consummate soldier‐statesman. Greenwood plays his rival, four-star Gen. Buckley, with Ashley Zukerman cast as Buckley’s son and Wilmer Valderrama and Ana Cruz Kayne as Rodriguez’s offspring.
Mode and Cutler executive produce alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly.
Scarface alum Bauer is repped by Global Artists Agency, Abrams Entertainment and attorney Lawrence Kopeikin.