Slumdog Millionaire star Dev Patel has joined the cast of Aaron Sorkin‘s new series for HBO.
The British actor will star in More As This Story Develops, which is set in a broadcast newsroom. Patel will play an employee for the fictional news channel, alongside already confirmed stars Jeff Daniels, Emily Mortimer, Olivia Munn and Alison Pill.
HBO picked up The West Wing and The Social Network writer Sorkin‘s new pilot in January, according to Variety. He is currently collaborating with The Office star John Kraskinki on a mini-series about Hollywood’s legendary Chateau Marmont hotel.
Patel started out in the original generation of Skins alongside Nicholas Hoult, who has also gone on to achieve success in Hollywood, most recently appearing in X-Men: First Class. The pair are both set to reprise their roles from Skins in a big screen adaptation.