Another veteran star could be returning to TV this fall: Don Johnson has landed the lead role in NBC’s drama pilot A Mann’s World.
The story follows a straight Beverly Hills hairdresser and salon owner (Johnson) who’s described as “much like Warren Beatty’s character in the feature Shampoo” and is now in his 50s, struggling to stay young and relevant in a place where looks are everything. The show will explore men’s struggle with aging, the salon owner refusing to pack in it in, instead choosing to expand his business while juggling three families.”
Produced by Warner Bros., the project is from Sex and the City creator Michael Patrick King. The Miami Vice star had a small role in HBO’s Eastbound and Down last year and was last in a regular TV series in 2005’s Just Legal.
Taylor Kinney (Vampire Diaries) has also been cast as a young and hip stylist in the pilot.
Also on the pilot front, EW can exclusively report that 24 and Swingtown star Lana Parrilla has been cast in ABC’s fantasy Once Upon a Time pilot in the intriguingly titled role “Evil Queen/Mayor Regina.” And: Frances O’Connor has been cast in Marc Cherry’s ABC drama pilot, Hallelujah.