It’s a mysterious time for Laz Alonso…
The 39-year-old Afro-Cuban American actor has signed on to co-star opposite Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot The Mysteries of Laura.
Directed by McG, from a script written by Jeff Rake, the project is based on the popular Spanish series Los misterios de Laura.
The telelvision project centers on the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.
Alonso will portray Billy, Laura’s partner in crime.
Alonso’s casting stems from a talent holding deal the network inked with him following his stint on last season’s short-lived drama Deception.
The Mysteries of Laura is being produced by Warner Bros. Television, Greg Berlanti’s Berlanti Productions and Aaron Kaplan’s Kapital Entertainment.
Alonso’s previous credits include Breakout Kings and Avatar.