Kal Penn to star in TV drama 'Battle Creek'

Indian-American actor Kal Penn has boarded Vince Gilligan and David Shore's TV drama 'Battle Creek'.

Penn, who was recently seen in his recurring role on 'How I Met Your Mother' will play a Michigan detective and reunite with his former 'House' boss, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The story revolves around a local detective and FBI agent with very different worldviews who are teamed up.

Penn, 36 will play a local detective with reservations about the newly arrived FBI agent.