Laz Alonso visits at SiriusXM Studios on September 18, 2013 in New York City

Laz Alonso visits at SiriusXM Studios on September 18, 2013 in New York City

*Laz Alonso has signed on to join Debra Messing in NBC’s drama pilot “The Mysteries Of Laura,” written by Jeff Rake and directed by McG, reports Deadline.

Based on the popular Spanish series, “The Mysteries Of Laura” follows the life and relationships of Laura Diamond (Messing), a female homicide detective who can handle murderous criminals — but not her hell-raising twin children.

Alonso plays Billy, Laura’s partner in crime. The actor’s casting stems from a talent holding deal the network inked with him following his stint on last season’s drama “Deception” opposite Meagan Good.