The actors join the previously cast Rachel Keller in the pilot from “Fargo’s” Noah Hawley.
Stevens will play David Haller, who has struggled with mental illness since he was a teenager. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and the visions he sees might be real.
In the comics, Haller is a mutant and the son of Professor Charles Xavier, leader of the X-Men.
Plaza, who previously starred on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” will play David’s friend Lenny. Smart, who previously worked with Hawley on “Fargo,” will play a therapist named Melanie.
Hawley will write the pilot and serve as an executive producer along with Lauren Shuler Donner, Bryan Singer, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, Jim Chory and John Cameron.