After stints on TNT (Murder in the First) and Fox (Empire), Taye Diggs is returning to ABC.
The 46-year-old has been tapped to star in the ABC drama pilot Doomsday.
The project is set in the aftermath of Sept. 11, when the U.S. government instituted a secret think tank comprised of the most creative minds in science and entertainment who were tasked solely with dreaming up manmade disaster scenarios and their possible solutions. The ideas they invented were so dangerous that the list was sealed and the program shut down. But when a catastrophe occurs that seems ripped from the pages of the missing doomsday book, the team is brought back years later to prevent the disasters of their own making.
Diggs will topline the drama as Dr. Davis Albright, an engineer and architect who at one point was the youngest-ever head of disaster prevention for FEMA and the ex-husband to Elle Trask (currently uncast).