Laz Alonso could be headed to the Peacock Network in the near future.
The 38-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor, who picked up his first NAACP Image Award last month, has been cast as the male lead opposite Meagan Good in NBC’s drama pilot Notorious.
Notorious is described as an opulent soap in which detective Joanna Locasto (Good) returns undercover to the wealthy and troubled Lawson family she grew up in — as the housekeeper’s daughter — to solve the murder of celebutante Vivian Lawson, who was once her closest friend.
Alonzo will play NYPD detective Will Sacovitch, who recruits former flame Joanna to infiltrate the Lawson home, in hopes that she’ll find evidence that Vivian was murdered.
Alonso, who most recently starred in A&E’s Breakout Kings, has starred in the feature film Jumping the Broom and guest-starred on Southland.