F/X has found its leading man for a new pilot. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Holt McCallany has landed the lead role on the new F/X pilot Lights Out.

McCallany will play Patrick "Lights Out" Leary, a former heavyweight boxing champion who is struggling to put food on the table for his wife and three kids now that he has hung up the boxing gloves. Although he is diagnosed with puglilstic dementia, a condition that affects boxers and other fighters who have taken too many blows to the head, he decides to step back in the ring for one more payday to support his family.

Justin Zackham (The Bucket List) wrote the pilot and Clark Johnson will direct. Johnson had previously directed the pilots for such cable hits as The Shield and The Wire.

Production on the pilot was said to begin on April 15 in New Jersey.