USA Orders Supernatural Drama Pilot ‘Evil Men’

Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Clifton Collins Jr. (“Pacific Rim”) are set to star

Last Updated: November 12, 2014 @ 4:10 PM

USA Network has ordered a supernatural drama titled “Evil Men” from CBS Television Studios and Universal Cable Productions.

“Dallas Roberts (“Dallas Buyers Club”) and Clifton Collins Jr. (“Pacific Rim”) are attached to star.

“Evil Men” follows an upstanding, middle-class family man Harry Killas (Roberts), whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or see his family — along with his city — utterly destroyed. However, the gleeful psycho who is meant to be his first target, instead begins teaching him how to carry out his new destiny.

Collins will play Lazlo Kirk, the profoundly evil former war criminal with magnetic charm and a deep, unpredictable violent streak, who forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.

“This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said USA Network’s original programming executive vice president Jackie de Crinis in a statement. “It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families.”

In addition to “Evil Men,” USA’s current pilot slate includes Carlton Cuse‘s (“Bates Motel”) “Colony”; “Mr. Robot” from Anonymous Content (“True Detective”); Universal Cable Production’s “Stanistan”; and “Queen of the South” based on the international best-seller “La Reina del Sur.”