David Milch's HBO pilot "Last of the Ninth" has found its two lead actors, including "Indiana Jones" co-star Ray Winstone.
The British actor and Jonah Lotan ("24") have signed on to the show, which is set in the troubled New York Police Department of 1972. Lotan will play a young officer who goes undercover, and Winstone will play his mentor, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The show is a return to police dramas for Milch, who co-created "NYPD Blue" and won an Emmy as a writer on "Hill Street Blues." He wrote the pilot with Bill Clark, a former NYPD detective and writer on "Blue." Carl Franklin ("Devil in a Blue Dress") will direct.
Winstone, who plays the double-crossing Mac in "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," will make his American TV debut with the show. He starred in "Beowulf" last year and has also appeared in "The Departed," "Sexy Beast" and "Cold Mountain."
Lotan had a recurring part in season five of "24" and has also done a guest arc on "CSI: NY." He also co-stars in HBO's miniseries "Generation Kill," due later this summer.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun