neXT: FOX A.I. Thriller Pilot Casts John Slattery neXT: FOX A.I. Thriller Pilot Casts John Slattery
FOX A.I. thriller pilot neXT has added Mad Men alum John Slattery. He joins a cast that includes Eve Harlow, Michael Mosley, and Fernanda... neXT: FOX A.I. Thriller Pilot Casts John Slattery

Variety is reporting that Mad Men alum John Slattery has been tapped to lead FOX A.I. thriller pilot neXT. He’ll be playing Paul Leblanc, an intelligent, narcissistic tech company CEO quickly becoming consumed by his paranoia.

From Manny Coto (24), neXT is described as a fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. If ordered, the series would follow LeBlanc and Homeland Cybersecurity Agent Shea (Fernanda Andrade) as they team up to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself.

In addition to his role on the acclaimed AMC drama, Slattery’s television credits include Sex and the City, The Romanoffs, and Veep. He joins a cast that features Michael Mosley (Ozark), Eve Harlow (Juno), Aaron Moten (Disjointed), and Gerardo Celasco (Moneyball).

neXT is part of a drama pilot slate for FOX that includes cop drama Deputy; Southern soap Filthy Rich; Lovestruck, a wedding dramedy that stars Rachel Bilson; serial killer thriller Prodigal Son, which recast its lead; and an untitled fertility drama executive produced by Jason Katims.

Shilo Adams

Shilo Adams is a contributor to KSiteTV who has written for the likes of TVOvermind, ScreenFad, and TVHackr. You can e-mail him at sda2107@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter @sda0918.

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