The untitled pilot - written by Richard LaGravenese (Water for Elephants) - is a legal thriller that follows Adam Powell, a district attorney who uncovers new evidence that leads to the reopening of a controversial murder case.
Anderson - last seen in ABC's short-lived series The River - will play Terry Kaminski, a man of Polish descent who is convicted of a crime, according to Deadline.
The English actor's additional credits include 2007's Ian Curtis film biopic Control, Liam Neeson's 2011 thriller The Grey and a forthcoming role in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.
Homeland actress Marin Ireland will also star in LaGravenes's legal pilot as Christina Rosa, who works for non-profit legal organisation The Innocence Project.
David Manson (Damages) will serve as showrunner on the AMC pilot, executive producing with director Tony Goldwyn (Dexter) and LaGravenese.
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