USA Network has announced a pilot pick-up for drama “Evil Men” from CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Prods.
Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Clifton Collins Jr. (“Pacific Rim”) are set to star. Daniel Taplitz (“Breakin’ All the Rules”) will write and exec produce. Gary Fleder (“Life Unexpected”), Eric and Kim Tannenbaum (“Two and a Half Men”) and Mary Beth Basile (“October Road”) also serve as executive producers.
“This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said Jackie de Crinis, executive vice president of original programming at USA. “It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families.”
“Evil Men” follows an upstanding, middle-class family man whose life is turned upside-down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family and city destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho meant to be his first target instead begins to teach him how to carry out his new destiny.
Roberts will play said family man, while Collins will play the evil former war criminal.