EXCLUSIVE: Game of Silence co-star David Lyons and newly minted Death Wish bad guy Beau Knapp have been set as co-stars of Seven Seconds, the 10-episode Netflix crime drama from The Killing creator Veena Sud and Fox 21 TV Studios. The Accountant helmer Gavin O’Connor attached to direct.
In the series, written by Sud and based on the 2013 Russian action movie The Major (Майор), tensions run high between African-American citizens and Caucasian cops in Jersey City, where a teenage African-American boy is critically injured by a cop. Sud executive produces with O’Connor, Lawrence Bender, Kevin Brown and Alex Reznik.
Lyons will play Mike Diangelo, an Alpha male lifer on the Jersey City police force who is the de facto leader of his small Narcotics squad. Knapp will play a cop new to the team who is eager to please his squad leader/father figure Diangelo.
Lyons, who was in last year’s Rathergate movie Truth, previously starred in the NBC drama series Game of Silence and Revolution. He is repped by CAA and Anonymous Content.
In addition to landing the villain role opposite Bruce Willis in Eli Roth’s Death Wish, Knapp’s recent credits include the upcoming Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk and Sand Castle as well as Southpaw and The Nice Guys. He’s repped by CAA and Luber Roklin.