Australian actor Lindsay Farris
is set to star in HBO's musical period drama pilot Virtuoso
Created by True Blood's Allan Ball, Elton John and his husband David Furnish, the series is set in 18th century Vienna and follows the lives of European musical prodigies at the prestigious Academy of Musical Excellence.
Along with Farris, the cast also includes Brit Nico Marallegro, Iva Babic, Alex Lawther and Francois Civil.
Farris will play Heinrich, an Austrian pianist and prodigy.
Production will begin in early 2015 in Budapest.