Tim McGraw to Star in New Crime Drama for TNT

Tim McGraw is heading to television with a brand new project for TNT.

Tim McGraw is taking his first big shot at the small screen.

"Robbers" is a new television crime drama currently in development that is based on Christopher Cook's debut novel from 2000. McGraw will star and co-produce the series alongside Sarah Timberman and Carl Beverly, and Michael Dinner.

According to Deadline, McGraw will play "Ray Bob," a drifter who sets out on a crime spree across Texas. Fans will see a different side of McGraw from his character who is described as "the worst of the worst."

The series, which Deadline describes as being set "in the literary-noir tradition of Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men," will be broadcast on TNT. An air date has not yet been announced.

Although he has been pursued by other networks and projects, this is the first television show that McGraw has been involved with or starred in. He has a long list of acclaimed acting credits, including The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights.

You can see McGraw back on the big screen with co-star George Clooney in Tomorrowland, which will hit theaters May 22.

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Tim McGraw to Star in New Crime Drama for TNT