Scott Caan returns to CBS in new drama from Team SEAL creator
Scott Caan spent a decade on CBS starring in Hawaii Five-0, and it looks like he’s returning to the network.
By deadline, the star is set to headline a new crime drama named Topangaland.
The potential series would star the procedural veteran as an ex-cop working for his famous father’s detective agency.
To resolve cases around Los Angeles, “while having a thorny relationship with his father and the rest of his unconventional family,” the connection line states.
Caan will also have a great creative contribution to the series.
He’s set to co-write the pilot with Team SEAL creator Benjamin Cavell, who is also slated to serve as the showrunner for the series.
Caan is best known for his role as Danny Williams in the CBS reboot of Hawaii Five-0.
The series was a smash hit for CBS, which spanned a decade.
At the time of its conclusion, he was still a solid actor on the Friday Night schedule for the network, but it looks like the show has been shelved as there are plenty of actors ready to move on.
Despite the very late announcement of the end of the series, it managed to end with a finale that naturally ended all the intrigues.
In addition to Hawaii Five-0, Caan is also memorable for his appearance as Scott Lavin in HBO’s Entourage.
Given the pedigree of the project, there is a good chance that it will land a pilot order.
Its future beyond depends on the value CBS sees in a full-fledged series.
Then again, maybe this one could follow Cavell’s other series, SEAL Team, at Paramount +.
The series will return for a handful of episodes on CBS later this year before becoming an original on the ViacomCBS-owned streaming service.
Broadcast networks today seek out proven brands, regularly rejecting original concepts as reboots and covers are easier to market.
Alas, time will tell if this one gets through.
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Paul Dailly is the associate editor of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.