Chris Daughtry Joins Fox-Warner Bros. TV Pilot ‘Studio City’

Former “American Idol” contestant will also write original music for the project

Turn your TV volume up to “11” (OK, you’ll probably want to go higher than that): Rocker Chris Daughtry has been cast on Fox and Warner Bros. TV’s one-hour pilot “Studio City.”

The former “American Idol” contestant will play Keith Rhodes, a drug-addicted rock star. In addition to appearing on screen, Daughtry will write original music for “Studio City.”

Daughtry, who appeared on a 2008 episode of “CSI: NY,” finished in fourth place on the fifth season of the Fox singing competition. He is the frontman for self-titled band Daughtry, which has sold more than 8 million albums.

As previously reported, newcomer Florence Pugh will be the female lead on the potential series, playing singer/songwriter Cat. Her mother is an unstable alcoholic and her father (Eric McCormack) is a drug-dealing musician.

The John Wells Productions one-hour drama is executive produced and written by Krista Vernoff. It is also exec produced by Wells (“Shameless”) and Andrew Stearn.

The project is inspired by Vernoff’s real-life experience.

Chris Daughtry is represented by Dan Kim and Jeff Frasco at CAA and Strling Mcilwaine at Pearl Group Entertainment