Leads, Pilot Set for TNT’s KING AND MAXWELL

KING AND MAXWELL, proposed TNT series featuring the characters of David Baldacci, has it’s leads.

Multiple sources reported today that Rebecca Romijn (X-MEN) has been cast as Michelle Maxwell. Michelle is, along with Sean King, a former secret service agent that now acts as a private investigator. King is being played by Jon Tenney (Fritz Howard on THE CLOSER and MAJOR CRIMES). The pair have appeared in five novels from Baldacci.

It now appears that the series will begin with THE SIXTH MAN, the most recent novel in the series.

Edgar Roy – an alleged serial killer – is awaiting trial. He faces almost certain conviction. Sean King and Michelle Maxwell are called in by Roy’s attorney, Sean’s old friend and mentor Ted Bergin, to help work the case. But their investigation is derailed when Sean and Michelle find Bergin murdered.

It is now up to them to ask the questions no one seems to want answered: Is Roy a killer? Who murdered Bergin? The more they dig into Roy’s past, the more they encounter obstacles, half-truths, dead-ends, false friends, and escalating threats from every direction. Their persistence puts them on a collision course with the highest levels of the government and the darkest corners of power. In a terrifying confrontation that will push Sean and Michelle to their limits, the duo may be permanently parted.

Ryan Hurst (SONS OF ANARCHY) has been cast as Roy.

The pilot comes from NCIS/NCIS: L.A. producer Shane Brennan.