It looks like John Slattery is headed back to television.
The Boston native, best known for his Emmy-nominated turn as Roger Sterling on the AMC drama “Mad Men,” is taking on the lead role in the Fox drama pilot “neXT,” per multiple reports.
According to Deadline, Slattery will play Paul Leblanc, a “brilliant but paranoid” tech mogul who teams up with a Homeland Cybersecurity Agent (Fernanda Andrade) to fight humanity’s biggest crisis: “a rogue AI with the ability to continuously improve itself.”
While Slattery hasn’t had a major role since “Mad Men,” he has kept busy. The actor played president Dwight D. Eisenhower in “Churchill,” Howard Stark in a number of Avengers movies, former Boston Globe editor Ben Bradlee Jr. in “Spotlight,” and recently reunited with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner for his Amazon anthology series “The Romanoffs.”