You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Cromwell in first for Wells/CBS ‘Second’

Thesp to play senator who returns home to reconnect with family

Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.”

Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families.

Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave a 13-episode commitment to the drama.

While perhaps best known as the kind-hearted farmer in “Babe” (for which he earned an Oscar nomination) and its sequel, “Babe: Pig in the City,” Cromwell’s lengthy list of credits also includes the more recent films “Space Cowboys,” “The Green Mile” and “The General’s Daughter.”

Cromwell also appeared in features such as “L.A. Confidential,” “Star Trek: First Contact” and “Deep Impact.” On television, Cromwell was featured in the TV movies “Fail Safe” and “RKO 281.”

Thesp recently guested on multiple episodes of Wells’ NBC drama “ER”; other guest stints include “L.A. Law,” “Home Improvement” and “Picket Fences.”

In addition to “The Second Act,” Wells also has a two-hour backdoor pilot in the works at TNT, which he’ll exec produce along with Carol Flint and Paris Barclay.

More TV

  • Coincoin and the Extra Humans

    San Sebastian Debates New TV Landscape

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

  • Fox Sports NFL Sunday

    Fox Networks Group, Altice USA Rattle Sabers in New York Carriage Fight

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

  • A Man Walks Into the Cnn

    Trump Campaign Aide Jason Miller Exits CNN Analyst Job After Accusations

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

  • Ben Sherwood Set to Leave Disney

    Ben Sherwood to Leave Disney After 21st Century Fox Deal is Complete (EXCLUSIVE)

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

  • Analysis: Sky Win Boosts Comcast as

    Analysis: Sky Win Boosts Comcast as Global Streaming Wars Heat Up

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

  • Brian Roberts and Jeremy Darroch

    Sky Backs Comcast Deal, CEO Darroch Says 'Momentum Will Only Increase' 

    Farmer Hoggett goes to Washington: James Cromwell (“Babe”) has been cast as the lead in the John Wells / CBS drama pilot “The Second Act.” Cromwell will play a recently retired U.S. senator who returns home and reconnects with his three grown daughters and their families. Wells executive produces, along with Lydia Woodward. CBS gave […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content