"Mad Men" vet James Wolk is taking up residence at the "Zoo."

The actor -- best known for his portrayal of Bob Benson on AMC's "Mad Men" -- will star in the new drama series based on James Patterson's bestseller.

Wolk will play Jackson Oz, an American zoologist running safaris in Africa, where he begins to notice the beginnings of a worldwide epidemic of deadly animal attacks. 

Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, Andre Nemec and Scott Rosenberg will executive produce, along with James Mangold, Cathy Konrad, Bill Robinson, Leopoldo Gout, Steve Bowen an Patterson.

Brad Anderson ("Session 9," "The Call") will direct. 

"Zoo" will air summer 2015.

Wolk recently co-starred in "The Crazy Ones,” which was also on CBS. He'll soon be seen in  the independent films "The Stanford Experiment" and "This is Happening."

Dave Lewis has been a Los Angeles-based entertainment writer and editor for nearly ten years. Originally hailing from Minneapolis, he moved to L.A. in 1996 to attend USC, before working for various periodicals and web sites including a lengthy stint at Variety.com. He joined the HitFix staff in 2011.