EXCLUSIVE: Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz is set to co-star opposite Jonathan Tucker and Riann Steele in Debris, NBC’s sci-fi drama pilot from Almost Human creator J.H. Wyman and Legendary Television.
Written by Wyman, Debris is said to be in the vein of The X-Files and Men in Black. In it, two agents from two different continents and two different mindsets — CIA’s Bryan Beneventi (Tucker) and MI6’s Finola Jonesmust (Steele) — work together to investigate when wreckage from a destroyed alien spacecraft has mysterious effects on humankind.
Butz will play Craig Maddox, a CIA operative and Bryan’s handler who knows where all the bodies are buried.
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Wyman executive produces the pilot through his Frequency Films alongside Jason Hoffs.
Butz is a two-time Tony winner, for Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Catch Me If You Can. In TV, he co-starred on Netflix’s Bloodline and PBS’ Mercy Street. He recently played Paddy Chayefsky in the FX limited series Fosse/Verdon and did an arc on CBS’ Madam Secretary. Butz is repped by CAA and Elin Flack Management.
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