The star will join Billy Bob and Harold Perrineau in the drama series about a downtrodden lawyer, played by Thornton, who is seeking redemption. Yoakam will play the head of an aerospace company, and Lost star Perrineau will play Judge Roston Keller.

Olivia Thirlby, Molly Parker and Maria Bello will also star in the series.

Billy Bob and Dwight teamed up onscreen in 1996's Sling Blade, for which Thornton picked up a Best Screenplay Oscar and a Best Actor nomination.