Jeremy Piven has been cast as the lead in the CBS drama pilot “Wisdom of the Crowd,” TheWrap has confirmed.
In the show, a tech innovator (Piven) creates a cutting edge crowdsourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime solving in San Francisco. It is based on the Israeli format of the same name.
Piven has worked extensively in television, and is best known for playing super agent Ari Gold in the HBO comedy “Entourage,” a part he reprised in the 2015 film based on the series. He also recently starred in the series “Mr. Selfridge,” and is known for roles on shows like “The Larry Sanders Show” and “Ellen.”
On the film side, in addition to “Entourage,” Piven has starred in projects such as the dark comedy “Very Bad Things” opposite Christian Slater and Guy Pearce’s “RocknRolla.”
Piven is repped by UTA, Silver Linings Entertainment and attorney Patti Felker.
Ted Humphrey, an executive producer on “The Good Wife,” will write and executive produce the pilot. Keshet Media Group CEO Avi Nir, Keshet International CEO Alon Shtruzman, Keshet’s head of scripted content Peter Traugott, Keshet executive vice president Rachel Kaplan, Dror Mishani and Shira Hadad will also executive produce. CBS Television Studios will produce in association with Universal Television.