Kevin Bacon has some big films under his belt, like the 1995 hit Apollo 13, and more recently X-Men: First Class and Crazy, Stupid, Love. Now the actor will be taking his skills to the world of television — he’s been chosen by Kevin Williamson, the man behind The Vampire Diaries, to star in his new yet-to-be-titled series for Fox. Although it hasn’t been officially announced yet, the deal is reportedly very close to being finalized with just a few details left to be ironed out. Assuming things fall into place as planned, Bacon will be playing the role of a retired FBI profiler trying to take down a serial killer who is now creating a cult of violent followers. According to Deadline, the project is being conceived as 15 episodes per season, as opposed to the regular guidelines of 22 episodes, and Bacon has committed to all 15. In other words, he will appear in each episode for the show’s first year and if it’s renewed, then possibly more. Although he had a brief stint on the soap opera Guiding Light back in the early 80s and has appeared as a guest star on a couple of other shows, this will be Bacon’s first major television role.