Our favorite Hobbit is all grown up and ready to take on a new challenge in his career. Elijah Wood, has landed the lead role in the upcoming FX comedy pilot, “Wilfred.” A U.S. version of the hit  Australian series of the same name. Can we make anything original here in the States? Find out more…

Family Guy’s” David Zuckerman wrote the script for the pilot and serves as an executive producer on “Wildfred.” The show will center on a guy (Wood), a girl, and a mixed-breed dog named Wilfred, whom Zuckerman describes as “part Labrador retriever and part Russell Crowe on a bender.” That sounds interesting…in a weird outback sort of a way.

The co-creator of the original “Wilfred,” Jason Gann will also appear in the remake in the title role. The pilot episode will be shot this summer and it will mark Wood’s first regular role on a television series. He’s just one of many film actors making the TV transition, other thespians who hope to hit it big this fall include Laura Linney with “The Big C” and Steve Buscemi in “Boardwalk Empire

What do you think of Elijah Wood starring in FX’s Wilfred?

Source: Deadline, EW