Deadline reported exclusively that Baldwin could portray a politician who smokes crack and "behaves outlandishly" in a one-hour drama series for NBC Productions.
The pilot for the as-yet-untitled show will be written by Wells Tower and executive-produced by Cary Brokaw and the actor himself.
But that's not all that Baldwin is up to. Deadline said he's in talks to play the head of the CIA in the next "Mission: Impossible" movie, and that he's also discussing a role alongside Will Smith in a film about football concussions.
News of the projects comes after Baldwin said he retired from public life in an essay for New York Magazine last February.
Social media users were divided on the idea of seeing "30 Rock's" Jack Donaghy play a character not unlike Toronto's controversial mayor.
Dear cable TV: do not make a show about a "Rob Ford type mayor." A good mayor would be more interesting. Thank you. http://t.co/nK6TVYtL3K— Jaime J. Weinman (@weinmanj) July 9, 2014
If Alec Baldwin does do a cable show about a "Rob Ford type mayor" it will be the moment cable's anti-hero obsession crossed into parody.— Jaime J. Weinman (@weinmanj) July 9, 2014
I was a lot more interested in this rumored TV show of Alec Baldwin playing a Rob Ford-esque mayor of NYC before learning it wasn’t a comedy— J.P. Corbran (@lordcorbran) July 9, 2014
Of all the people wish-listed to play Rob Ford, did anyone have Alec Baldwin? http://t.co/d0HnHzZCfn— Barry Hertz (@HertzBarry) July 9, 2014
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