William Fichtner by Jordan Strauss/ WireImage.com
has broken out into a new role.
The actor, who plays Agent Mahone on the Fox series, has landed the lead role in the new TNT drama
Night and Day
The Hollywood Reporter
Joining him on the series is another TV familiar face: former
staffer Sherry Stringfield.
Described as "fast-paced" and "gritty,"
will explore the life of Fichtner's Dan Hollister, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent who works for a special threat intervention task force. Stringfield will play his stay-at-home wife, Elizabeth.
It is unsure how the deal will affect Fichtner's role on
, but his contract expires after this season.
Night will be written and produced by Todd Robinson and
mastermind Joel Surnow, who helped Fichtner snag the role of Hollister. -