We reported a few weeks ago that the CW Network picked up a pilot from filmmaker brothers Ridley Scott and Tony Scott and now they have found their leading man. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Scott Porter (Friday Night Lights) has signed on to star in the Nomads pilot.

Ken Sanzel (Numb3rs) wrote the pilot, which Ridley and Tony Scott will produce, centers on a group of cash-strapped backpackers who take on freelance jobs for the CIA to earn extra money.

Porter recently appeared in the film Dear John and has also recurred on the new SyFy series Caprica. No production schedule was set for the pilot.