Lance Gross to star in new NBC pilot

Lance Gross snags lead role on new NBC political thriller.
Lance Gross is seen at the Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 in Washington. (Photo by Larry French/Invision/AP)

By// Mariah Craddick

Fine chocolate brother House of Payne actor Lance Gross just snagged the lead role in a new NBC pilot written and executive produced by Rand Ravich, according to Deadline Hollywood.

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Described as an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around the world of Washington DC, the pilot follows Marcus Finley (Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped.

Hmmm, anybody else catching Scandal vibes? Guess zombie shows are out and political dramas are in! Congrats to Lance on his new role!