Rufus Sewell has just signed on to play the lead in Jerry Bruckheimer TV's new CBS drama Eleventh Hour. According to The Hollywood Reporter, writer and director Mick Davis wrote the script and will executive produce it with Danny Cannon, Jerry Bruckheimer, and Jonathan Littman.

Cannon will direct the Eleventh Hour pilot, which is based on the British limited sci-fi series that centers on Jacob Hood (Sewell), a special science adviser to the government. With his feisty female bodyguard in tow, Hood saves people from the worst abuses of science.

CBS has not announced when they plan to air Eleventh Hour.