*Director-actor Clark Johnson has been cast as a lead opposite John Goodman, Mark Consuelos and Matt Malloy in Amazon Studios‘ comedy pilot, “Alpha House,” written by Garry Trudeau.

According to, the actors play four senators who live together in a rented house in Washington DC. Johnson is Sen. Robert Bettencourt, a power player from Pennsylvania who came from nothing, went to an elite college and watched carefully to learn the game of big-city politics.

Johnson previously directed and acted on HBO’s “The Wire.” He has directed the pilots and finales of “The Wire,” FX’s “The Shield” as well as multiple episodes of Showtime’s “Homeland.”

Also cast in “Alpha House” is Alicia Sable as Tammy Stackhouse, John Goodman’s character’s chief of staff.