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Natalie Abrams
November 12, 2014 AT 09:00 PM EST

USA has ordered drama Evil Men, starring Dallas Roberts and Clifton Collins Jr., to pilot, EW has learned.

Evil Men follows middle-class family man Harry Killas (Walking Dead’s Roberts), whose life is turned upside down when he is approached by a frighteningly powerful entity and commanded to kill “evil men” or else both his family and his city will be destroyed. But his psychotic first victim, Lazlo Kirk (Collins), forces himself into Harry’s life on a twisted mission of personal redemption.

“This supernatural drama is a symbolic tale of good versus evil set in the everyday modern world,” said Jackie de Crinis, executive vice president original programming for USA Network. “It is a highly relatable story that begs the question of just how far we would go to protect our families.”

The pilot hails from writer and executive producer Daniel Taplitz (Breakin’ All the Rules). Gary Fleder, Mary Beth Basile and Eric and Kim Tannenbaum will also executive-produce.

Evil Men marks USA’s fifth drama pilot pickup, joining Carlton Cuse’s Colony, starring Josh Holloway and Sarah Wane Callies, the Christian Slater-starring Mr. Robot, Queen of the South and Stanistan, starring Jennifer Carpenter.

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