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Oliver Gettell
February 27, 2017 AT 10:51 PM EST

Stephen Moyer is sinking his teeth into a new role. The True Blood alum is set to star in Fox’s untitled Marvel pilot about two ordinary parents who discover their children have mutant powers and are forced to flee government persecution, EW has learned.

Moyer will play Reed, an ambitious attorney trying to balance the demands of his job at the DA’s office with his responsibilities to his family. He joins a cast that includes Blair Redford and Jamie Chung.

Matt Nix (Burn Notice) wrote the script for the action-adventure project, and X-Men movie maestro Bryan Singer is on board to direct the pilot. Nix and Singer will also serve as executive producers alongside Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory.

Moyer portrayed the Confederate-soldier-turned-vampire Bill Compton on True Blood. He’ll also be seen in the Fox event series Shots Fired.

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