The Wire and Treme actor Wendell Pierce has joined the cast of Matthew Perry's upcoming comedy pilot The Odd Couple.

Co-written and executive produced by Perry, the new version of the Neil Simon comedy classic updates the story of chalk-and-cheese roommates Oscar Madison (Perry) and Felix Unger (Thomas Lennon).

Deadline.com says that Pierce will play Oscar's friend and game night regular Teddy, who is described as a "neurotic cop".