Josh Lucas Joins Debra Messing in NBC Drama Pilot ‘The Mysteries of Laura’

Josh Lucas Joins Debra Messing in NBC Drama Pilot 'The Mysteries of Laura'

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Lucas will play the soon-to-be-ex husband of Debra Messing's female detective character

Josh Lucas is hooking up with Debra Messing.

The “American Psycho” and “Hulk” actor has been cast in the NBC “The Mysteries of Laura,” which also stars “Will & Grace” alum Messing.

The pilot, based on the original series “Los Misterios de Laura,” follows the life and relationships of a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.

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Lucas will play Jake, a captain in Laura's precinct and her would-be ex-husband, if only he would sign the divorce papers. A serial cheater who could schmooze his way out of the electric chair, Jake's charm and coveted “good dad” role means he deftly leaves the parenting of his young twin children entirely to Laura.

Greg Berlanti, Jeff Rake, Aaron Kaplan and Todd Lituchy are producing, as is McG, who's directing the pilot.

Jeff Rake is writing the pilot, which is being produced by Berlanti Productions and Kapital Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television.