Josh Charles is playing hubby to Gretchen Carlson

The Good Wife vet will recur in Showtime’s forthcoming limited series The Loudest Voice, starring Russell Crowe as Fox News founder Roger Ailes.

Charles will portray Casey Close, the spouse of former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson (Naomi Watts) and a well-known sports agent.

The Loudest Voice (fka Secure and Hold: The Last Days of Roger Ailes) is based on Gabriel Sherman’s bestselling book  The Loudest Voice in the Room and his extensive reporting for New York magazine about the sordid allegations of sexual harassment that prompted the late Ailes’ ouster at Fox News.

Sherman co-wrote the first episode with Spotlight scribe Tom McCarthy, who executive produces with Jason Blum. Production is currently underway in New York City.

In the series — based on Gabriel Sherman’s book The Loudest Voice in the Room — Close tries to comfort his rattled wife and reassure her that her situation at Fox isn’t as bad as she thinks.

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