Aussie David Lyons
has signed on to star in Netflix's upcoming 10-episode racial crime drama Seven Seconds
Created by Veena Sud (The Killing) and Fox 21 TV Studios, the series' premise is timely, focussing on the discord between an African American community in Jersey City and the police force after a local teenage boy is critically injured by a police officer.
Lyons will star as Mike Diangelo, the head of the police force's drug squad.
The series is based on Yuri Bykov's sophomore effort, Russian film The Major (Майор), which premiered as part of the International Critics' Week at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.
No word yet on a release date.