Memphis Beat star Jason Lee will now be walking a beat in the Crescent City. The actor has signed on to star in the CBS pilot Second Sight, a remake of the 1999 BBC crime drama series that starred Clive Owen.
The story follows New Orleans detective Tanner, who is the top cop in NOLA but is hiding a bizarre secret. He suffers from a rare ocular disorder that causes him to have frightening visions, hallucinations, and dreams. When his doctor convinces Tanner that he won't go blind, Tanner decides to use this "ability" as a crime-stopping tool.
Michael Cuesta is directing the pilot episode from a script he co-wrote with his brother, Gerald Cuesta. The writers will executive produce alongside Carol Mendelsohn, Nick Reed, Julie Weitz, and original Second Sight creator Paula Milne.