Michael Mosley has been cast for Fox’s pilot for ‘neXT’. Should FOX order the show to series, Mosley will be a regular. The series is described as a “propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research.”
It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, the series also presents us with a villain like we’ve never seen before, one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.
The series was created by Manny Coto (’24: Legacy’), who wrote the pilot. Coto will serve as executive producer along with executive producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra (‘This is Us’), Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Films for 20th Century Fox TV.
Mosley’s character CM is “a Southern ex-con hacker with a genius IQ” who has been recruited to work with the Homeland Cybersecurity task force. He joins the cast which already includes Fernanda Andrade, Eve Harlowe, Aaron Moten, and Gerardo Celasco.
Mosley starred as Mason Young on Netflix’s ‘Ozark’, and Joe ‘Fish’ Rinaldi on the streamer’s miniseries ‘Seven Seconds’. Before that, he starred on the digital miniseries ‘Fear the Walking Dead: Passage’ as Colton. More recently, he appeared in the films ‘Peppermint’, and ‘Sister Aimee’, and the TV shows ‘FBI’, ‘Criminal Minds’, and ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’.
Mosley also starred in the pilot for Showtime’s ‘Queen Fur’, so it is unclear if these two commitments will create a conflict should they both get picked up by their respective networks.
Check back for updates on ‘neXT’ as they emerge.