Jason Isaacs

Jason Isaacs has landed the title role in the CBS pilot The Surgeon General, TVGuide.com has learned.

The medical drama, which focuses on the highest-ranking doctor in the United States, was created by Samuel Baum (Lie to Me), who will write and executive-produce the pilot.

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Isaacs is known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies, as well as other inlcuding The Patriot. He most recently appeared on television in the short-lived NBC drama Awake.