Exclusive: Travis Fimmel to star in FX’s ‘Outlaw Country’

Travis Fimmel
Travis Fimmel has signed on to star alongside Luke Grimes and John Hawkes in the FX crime drama pilot “Outlaw Country.”

Set against the backdrop of a southern organized crime family, Fimmel will play a hard drinking gang member and the main character’s best friend.

This new role is just one of many that has sparked a resurgence in the young thesp’s career.

The thesp was looked at as the new king of the WB after grabbing the title role on “Tarzan” back in 2003. When the show was given the axe after eight episodes, Fimmel disappeared from view for some time.

But the actor eventually returned in more adult-driven roles, such as his starring role opposite the late Patrick Swayze in A&E’s “The Beast.”

Fimmel has also landed a handful of upcoming features, including “The Experiment” with Adrien Brody and “The Big Valley” with Stephen Moyer and Jessica Lange.

“Outlaw Country” was written by Josh Goldin and Rachel Abramowitz and goes into production in the fall. Art Linson and John Linson will exec produce.

Fimmel continues to be repped by Paradigm and Management 360.

–Justin Kroll