John Slattery joins the cast of the pilot to FOX’s A.I. drama ‘neXT’, a “propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research.” Slattery plays “a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO,” named Paul Leblanc. “People think he may be a sociopath but he’s really just a narcissist with money instead of social graces.” Slattery joins Fernanda Andrade, John Billingsley, Gerardo Celasco, Eve Harlowe, Aaron Moten, Michael Mosley, and Evan Whitten.
Here is the description of ‘neXT’, which was created by ’24: Legacy’s Manny Coto:
[Paul Leblanc] joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent (Andrade) 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.
John Requa and Glenn Ficarra are directing the pilot, and will also executive produce, along with Coto, and Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Films for 20th Century Fox TV.
Since ‘Mad Men’, Slattery has starred on Netflix’s ‘Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp’, and six episodes of HBO’s ‘Veep’ and Amazon’s anthology ‘Modern Love’. In addition, he appeared in an episode of ‘Documentary Now!’, voiced the mayor on ‘The Cleveland Show’, narrated the documentary series ‘The Real Mad Men of Advertising’, two episodes of ‘The Romanoffs’ and the Hulu original sci-fi movie’Kansas City’. He has appeared on the big screen in ‘Churchill’, ‘Spotlight’, and as fans know, he has portrayed Howard Stark, Tony’s father, in various Marvel Studios flicks. He also recently starred on Broadway in ‘The Front page’ with Nathan Lane.
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