Steve Coogan to star in US TV pilot from ‘House’ creator David Shore

Coogan will play a maverick cop-turned-lawyer in a drama pilot called 'Doubt'

Steve Coogan has signed on to star in a US TV drama pilot from David Shore, the creator of House.

In Doubt, Coogan will play a former cop who’s now working as a maverick but low-rent lawyer. According to The Hollywood Reporter, his character is described as “handsome, charming, charismatic, quick-witted and extremely smart – and cocky”.

Shore will write the script for the pilot and serve as an executive producer. Coogan’s co-stars will include US TV veterans Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Rockmond Dunbar (Prison Break).

Meanwhile, Coogan will soon be seen in the first ever Alan Partridge feature film, which arrives in cinemas on August 7. The film’s official title has recently been revealed as Alan Partridge Is In Alpha Papa and you can watch the trailer here.

Created by David Shore in 2004, medical drama House ran for eight seasons and made star Hugh Laurie the highest-paid actor in US TV history. When the show ended last year (2012), Laurie was earning $400,000 (£250,000) an episode for his performance as curmudgeonly doctor Gregory House, MD.