The Good Wife co-star Chris Noth has signed on as a series regular for the third season of FX drama series Tyrant, set to premiere this year.

Noth will play Gen. William Cogswell, an American general who was summarily transferred out of Abbudin and returns to that country when Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) assumes the provisional presidency. Although he initially offers American support, Cogswell will rise to power as his romantic history with Leila (Moran Atias) reignites, and as his apparent (and hidden) idiosyncrasies are revealed.

Tyrant revolves around an unassuming American family drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent fictional Middle Eastern nation. Al-Fayeed, younger son of the war-torn country’s dictator, ends a self-imposed 20-year exile to return to his homeland. His reluctant homecoming leads to a dramatic clash of cultures as he is thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

Noth co-stars on a recurring basis as Peter Florrick on CBS’ The Good Wife, which will end this spring after its seventh season. Known for his roles as Detective Mike Logan on NBC’s Law & Order and Mr. Big on HBO’s Sex and the City, Noth next will be seen in indie features White Girl, which Netflix picked up at Sundance, and Chronically Metropolitan. He’s repped by Gersh and Sanders Armstrong Caserta.

Tyrant is produced by Fox 21 TV Studios and FX Productions. Howard Gordon, Chris Keyser, Gideon Raff and Avi Nir executive produce.