Advertisement

Tim McGraw to star on new crime drama 'Robbers'

The country star has previously acted in such films as "Friday Night Lights" and "The Blind Side."

By Annie Martin
1/5
Tim McGraw to star on new crime drama 'Robbers'
Tim McGraw will star on new crime drama 'Drifters.' File photo by John Angelillo/UPI | License Photo

NASHVILLE, May 7 (UPI) -- Tim McGraw has signed on to new series Robbers.

The 48-year-old country singer will executive produce and star on the TNT crime drama. The project is based on the Christopher Cook novel of the same name, and follows violent drifters Eddie and Ray Bob as they road trip across Texas.

Advertisement

Cook and Michael Dinner will co-write the series, with Dinner as director and co-executive producer with McGraw, Carl Beverly and Sarah Timberman. Dinner, Beverly and Timberman previously collaborated on FX drama Justified.

McGraw released his 13th studio album, Sundown Heaven Town, in 2014, and has previously appeared in such films as Friday Night Lights and The Blind Side. The singer is often approached for acting roles, but told Rolling Stone he is choosy in September.

"I get a lot [of scripts]; it's just finding the right thing for the right time," he said. "It's got to be something that moves me. As an artist, you've got to have a visceral reaction. If you have to think about it, it's probably not the right thing."

Advertisement

McGraw will next appear in upcoming Disney film Tomorrowland, which opens in theaters May 22. The movie is based on the theme land of the same name, and sees George Clooney and Britt Robertson travel to a fantastical, futuristic world.

Latest Headlines

Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Us

Advertisement