EXCLUSIVE: James Badge Dale (13 Hours) is set as the male lead opposite Monica Raymund in Hightown, Starz’s drama series from Rebecca Cutter, Gary Lennon and Jerry Bruckheimer TV.

Written and executive produced by Cutter, Hightown is a crime drama set amid the drug trade on Cape Cod, touched off when a body washes ashore and discovered by an irreverent National Marine Fisheries Service officer, Jackie Quinones (Raymund), who is determined to help solve the murder even if the state cops want her nowhere near the case.

Dale will play Detective Ray Abruzzo, a Massachusetts State Trooper assigned to the Cape Cod Drug Task Force, who questions Quinones as the body she found was his C.I. He is determined to crack the case and wants to avenge the death of his C.I.

Gary Lennon will executive produce with Jerry Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and KristieAnne Reed from JBTV.

In TV, Dale previously played the leads in AMC’s Rubicon and HBO’s The Pacific. He will next be seen in features Little Woods, opposite Lily James and Tessa Thompson, The Kitchen opposite Tiffany Haddish and Melissa McCarthy, Standoff at Sparrow Creek and Donnybrook opposite Frank Grillo. Dale is repped by CAA, MJ Management and Jackoway Austen Tyerman.