*Richard T. Jones has been cast in a lead role opposite Jeremy Piven in “Wisdom of the Crowd,” a drama pilot for CBS from former “The Good Wife” writer-executive producer Ted Humphrey and Keshet Studios, reports Deadline.
The project is based on an Israeli series, which is based on the notion that a million minds are better than one. It centers on Jeffrey Tanner (Piven), a charismatic tech innovator who creates a cutting-edge crowd-sourcing hub to solve his own daughter’s murder, as well as revolutionizing crime-solving in San Francisco.
Jones will play Det. Cavanaugh, a traditional crime solver who’s recruited by Tanner (Piven) to join the CrowdSolver team, but he’ll have to get used to the high-tech way of doing things.
The pilot is written by Humphrey and directed by Adam Davidson, who helmed the “Fear the Walking Dead” pilot for AMC.
Jones currently can be seen in a recurring role in the new Netflix comedy “Santa Clarita Diet” alongside Drew Barrymore and Timothy Olyphant. He recently wrapped a major recurring arc on CBS’ “Criminal Minds.” On the big screen, Jones will next appear in the Warner Brothers feature, “CHiPs” alongside Dax Shepard, Michael Pena and Kristen Bell.