The Good Wife's Alan Cumming is getting a starring vehicle on CBS of his very own: Deadline reports that Cumming has signed on to star and executive-produce crime procedural Dr. Death, based on an upcoming novel by the America's best-selling author, James Patterson.

Cumming will play a retired CIA operative who's called back into service when the NYPD needs his help to catch a serial killer.

The in-development series hails from a number of people CBS has done business with before. In addition to Cumming, executive producers include former Royal Pains showrunner Michael Rauch and Alex Kurtzman, co-creator of CBS All Access' upcoming series Star Trek: Discovery, and Patterson, whose novel Zoo also inspired a series on the network that was renewed for a third season last month.

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Dr. Death the book will be released in 2017.

There are currently no plans for Cumming to appear on CBS All Access' upcoming The Good Wife spin-off, though Sarah Steele, who played his character's daughter, Marissa Gold, will reprise her role in the series, which premieres in February.

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