EXCLUSIVE: David Strathairn (McMafia) is set for a lead role opposite Peter Sarsgaard in CBS All Access’ straight-to-series true-crime drama Interrogation.

Co-created by Swedish writer-producer Anders Weidemann and John Mankiewicz, Interrogation is an original concept based on a true story that spanned more than 30 years, in which a young man was charged and convicted of brutally murdering his mother. Each episode is structured around an interrogation taken directly from the real police case files, with the goal of turning the viewer into a detective.

Strathairn will play the father whose settled, suburban life is blown to pieces when his 17-year-old son is charged, convicted and sent to prison for an unimaginable murder.

Based on the series’ unusual structure, CBS All Access will release the first nine episodes of the series to watch in any order, and the conclusive season finale will be released at a later date.

Strathairn won a supporting actor Emmy for his performance in HBO’s Temple Grandin and was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of CBS news broadcaster Edward R. Murrow in George Clooney’s Good Night, and Good Luck. He had a starring role in AMC/BBC limited series McMafia and most recently recurred on Showtime’s Billions and Syfy’s The Expanse. He’s repped by ICM Partners and managed by Madeline Ryan.