By James Hibberd
Updated February 28, 2014 at 11:15 PM EST
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Dylan McDermott is going from one psychological CBS thriller to another: The Hostages star has been cast as in Kevin Williamson’s untitled procedural drama pilot.

The project is described as psychological thriller centered on detectives who handle stalking incidents for the Threat Assessment Unit of the LAPD. McDermott will star as Detective Jack Larsen, a recent transfer to the unit from New York. We’re told “Jack’s healthy confidence and quick thinking has gotten him into trouble in the past — a past he hopes to leave behind.”

McDermott starred on ABC’s The Practice and the first season of Fox’s American Horror Story. He also headlined the short-lived Hostages, which finished its 13 episodes earlier this season.