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Zebastin Borjeau has booked a role on Fox’s pilot neXT!!

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 alum John Slattery has been tapped as the lead of the AI thriller drama pilot from 20th Century Fox TV.

Written on spec by Manny Coto and directed by John Requa and Glenn FicarraneXT is described as a propulsive, fact-based thriller grounded in the latest A.I. research. It features a brilliant but paranoid former tech CEO, Paul Leblanc (Slattery), who joins a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent (Fernanda Andrade ) and her team to stop the world’s first artificial intelligence crisis: the emergence of a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself. Marrying pulse-pounding action with a layered examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don’t yet understand, the series also presents us with a villain like we’ve never seen before, one whose greatest weapon against us is ourselves.

Slattery’s Paul Leblanc is extremely intelligent. People think he may be a sociopath but he’s really just a narcissist with money instead of social graces. Eve Harlowe, Aaron Moten, Gerardo Celasco and Michael Mosley co-star.

Coto executive produces alongside Requa and Ficarra, who also direct, and Charlie Gogolak of Zaftig Films for 20th TV.

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