Tom Riley, who played the title role on the Starz drama series Da Vinci’s Demons for three seasons, is set to play the title role in another drama series project, Wagstaffe, a two-hour pilot for UK’s ITV Encore.

Based on the books by crime author Adam Creed, the character-driven dark drama centers on the life and work of Will Wagstaffe (Riley) — a London detective who has suffered terrible personal tragedy with the murder of his parents — and his team.

Colin Teague is directing from a script by Chris Lang (Unforgotten); Michael Dawson and Chris Clough are producing.

Riley recently wrapped Season 1 of the Amazon UK series The Collection and the indie Starfish opposite Joanne Froggatt, the U.S. indie Pushing the Dead opposite James Roday and has Kill Your Friends out in theaters and VOD.

He is repped by Conway, Van Golder, Grant, ICM Partners and Principal Entertainment LA.