He’s already got five seasons of cop chops from The Wire. Now Treme’s Wendell Pierce just needs to dial up the anxiety to portray a “neurotic cop” in the upcoming Odd Couple reboot starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon. In addition to portraying said police officer, friend to Perry’s slovenly Oscar Madison character, Pierce has also been cast in Showtime’s Ray Donovan, and with any luck his own CBS spin-off Odd Cop-le. It’d be an odd couple show about two cops. Oh, don’t make that face. This is literally how networks come up with their ideas.
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 31: Actor Wendell Pierce promotes “Treme: The Complete First Season” at Best Buy Union Square on March 31, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wendell Pierce Photo: Andrew H. Walker/2011 Getty Images