Elijah Wood Lands His First TV Role in the New FX Comedy Pilot “Wilfred”

FX announced Tuesday (Jun 29) that actor Elijah Wood will be starring in his first television role in an upcoming comedy pilot on the network. The new show, titled “Wilfred,” is an adaption of an Australian series of the same name and will be directed by Randall Einhorn (“The Office” and “Parks & Recreation”). The original series’ co-creator Jason Gann will star opposite Wood in the leading role.

According to the show’s executive producer David Zuckerman, Wilfred is a comedy “about a guy, Ryan (played by Wood), the girl next door, and mixed-breed dog, Wilfred (Gann), who is part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.”

“Willfred” marks Elijah Wood’s very first starring role in a TV series, but the “Lord of the Rings” actor will be seen alongside Katie Holmes, Josh Duhammel and Anna Paquin this fall in Galt Niederhoffer‘s “The Romantics.”

Wood will also lend his voice to “Happy Feet 2,” due to be released in 2012 in 3D.

THE LATEST

Fresh off their performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards last month, Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown took to "The Jimmy Kimmel Show" to perform...

Migos are really living up to what they talk about in their raps. This past weekend, the "Versace" rappers were arrested for felony gun and...

"Blood, Sweat and Heels" Season 2 Episode 4 aired on Bravo Sunday night (Apr 19). With Fashion Week taking over New York City, Mica decides...

Episode 22 of "Real Housewives of Atlanta" Season 7 aired on Bravo Sunday night (Apr 19). Kandi makes a surprise announcement that startles not only...

Dej Loaf ditches the Timbaland boots and strips down to sexy lingerie in her music video for "Me U & Hennessy," a track from...