FX Picks Up Elijah Wood's First TV Pilot Wilfred
Posted on Mon Oct 25, 2010 04:17 PM PDT

ewoods111308_01_200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Elijah Wood is set to star in his first TV series Wilfred which will premiere on FX in summer 2011. The 13-episode live-action show will be written and produced by David Zuckerman, of American Dad, King of the Hill, and Family Guy fame.

Wilfred is described as "part Australian Shepherd, part Russell Crowe on a bender. The world sees Wilfred as a dog; Ryan sees Wilfred as a man dressed in a dog suit. Wilfred is Ryan’s alter-ego intent on pushing Ryan out of his shell" according to a news release.

The Lord of the Rings star will play Ryan, with The Wedding's Jason Gann as Wilfred and Californication's Fiona Gublemann as Wilfred's owner and Ryan’s next-door neighbor.

The series is based on the Australian show of the same title, and is the fourth new comedy that has been added to the FX lineup in the last 18 months.