Following some aggressive wooing, NBC has landed
James Purefoy to play
The Philanthropist. According to the
Reporter, the new series - which is now helmed by
Battlestar vet David Eick (who replaced Tom Fontana and Barry Levinson) - revolves around a billionaire who uses his wealth, power and extreme resources to help
me buy a new car to replace my dying Altima people in need.
Purefoy previously was attached to star in a reboot of The Saint , but that project stalled. - Matt Mitovich