Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Joins FX’s ‘Gone Hollywood’

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in ‘Game of Thrones’ season 8 episode 2 (Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has set up his next TV project now that Game of Thrones has (unsatisfactorily) ended. Coster-Waldau has signed on to FX’s Gone Hollywood, a drama set in the 1980s and focusing on a fictional Hollywood talent agency.

FX announced John Magaro (The Umbrella Academy, The Big Short, War Machine), Lola Kirke (Mozart in the Jungle, Mistress America, Gone Girl), Ben Schnetzer (Pride, Goat), Jonathan Pryce (The Wife, Taboo), and Judd Hirsch (The Meyerowitz Stories, Independence Day Resurgence, The Goldbergs) are also set to star in the drama’s pilot.

Nelson Franklin (New Girl, Veep), Eric Lange (Escape at Dannemora), Sarah Ramos (Midnight, Texas), Peta Sergeant (Snowfall), and Jeremy Shamos (The Big Sick) are featured in the pilot in recurring roles.

The series was created by showrunner Ted Griffin (Ocean’s Eleven, Terriers). Griffin is writing and executive producing, and will also direct the pilot. Scott Rudin, Eli Bush, Garrett Basch, Shawn Ryan, and Marney Hochman are on board as executive producers.

The network didn’t confirm when production will start or when we can expect Gone Hollywood to premiere.

The Plot and Characters:

“Set in 1980, Gone Hollywood centers on a group of talent agents who defect from an old-guard percentery to found their own, which skyrockets to industry dominance, disrupting the business and changing movies forever. The show will mix its fictional protagonists with real-life entertainment figures and events.”

  • John Magaro plays “Eli Zeller”
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays “Jack DeVoe”
  • Lola Kirke plays “Abbie Jinks”
  • Ben Schnetzer plays “Robbie Riese”
  • Jonathan Pryce plays “Benny Landau”
  • Judd Hirsch plays “Lev Kertzman”