The TV veteran, whose Parenthood character Zeek Braverman was killed off in 2015, has been cast as another family patriarch in Oscar winner Diablo Cody's new comedy.

He'll lead the cast of Raised By Wolves, which Juno screenwriter Cody has adapted from a U.K. comedy series of the same name. The show ran for two seasons and ended in 2016.

Nelson won an Emmy Award in 1992 for his role as Hayden Fox in U.S. TV classic Coach.