The actor will play stubborn FBI veteran John O'Neil, who is rightly convinced that the US has been targeted for attack by al-Qaida. However, he grows frustrated by the competitiveness and lack of cooperation among other law enforcement agencies.
The 10-episode show is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning exposé by Lawrence Wright which reveals the conflict between the FBI and CIA in the years leading up to 9/11. Wright will also work on the project as an exec producer.
Daniels won the lead drama actor Emmy in 2013 for his role in HBO's "The Newsroom." His recent movie credits include "The Martian," and "Steve Jobs."