Russell Hornsby is playing the leading role of Lincoln Rhyme in NBC’s pilot “Lincoln,“ an adaptation of Jeffrey Deaver’s The Bone Collector series, and Deadline reports today that Michael Imperioli (“The Sopranos”) has signed on to co-star in the pilot episode.
Imperioli will play Det. Rick Sellitto, NYPD detective and Lincoln’s partner.
The series follows legendary forensic criminologist Lincoln Rhyme, who was seriously injured during his hunt for the diabolic serial killer known as the Bone Collector.
Called back into action when the killer re-emerges, Lincoln forms a unique partnership with Amelia Sachs, a young beat cop who helps him hunt the deadly mastermind while also taking on the most high-profile cases in the NYPD.
The project hails from writers VJ Boyd and Mark Bianculli (S.W.A.T.), Universal Television and Sony Pictures Television, in association with Keshet Studios.
Seth Gordon will direct the pilot episode.