Starz has acquired "Boss," a political drama series starring Kelsey Grammer.
According to Deadline.com
, the Starz order is a straight-to-series eight episode commitment to the project, which comes from "Apocalypto" scribe Farhad Safinia and "Milk" director Gus Van Sant.
Grammer will star as the mayor of Chicago, a veteran politician diagnosed with a degenerative mental condition. The website describes the series as "King Lear"-inspired.
Most recently seen guest-starring on NBC's "30 Rock" and poking a hole in his comedic legacy on ABC's "Hank," Grammer's actual Shakespearean credits include productions of "MacBeth" and "Othello."