Paramount Network has signed Michael Chiklis (The Shield) to star in its new drama series Coyote, which is set to debut in 2020.
The series follows the exploits of a longtime border patrol agent (Chiklis), who is forced to work for the same people he spent trying to keep out of America, which ultimately forces him to question his ideology and loyalties, according to network officials.
Chiklis will also serve as executive producer of the series, along with Michelle MacLaren (Game of Thrones) David Graziano (American Gods), Michael Carnes and Josh Gilbert (Mr. Woodcock); Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg (The Umbrella Academy) and Rebecca Hobbs.
MacLaren Entertainment, Dark Horse Entertainment and Sony Pictures Television will produce the series for Paramount Network.
“We’re honored to work with Michelle MacLaren, Michael Chiklis, David Graziano and the rest of the gifted creative team on Coyote,” said Keith Cox, president of development, Paramount Network and TV Land in a statement. “The powerful, timely setting and complex characters are a perfect fit with the rest of our growing scripted slate. Coyote is befitting of the strong Paramount name.”