Colm Meaney (“Layer Cake,” TV’s “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine”) is in final negotiations to co-star opposite Jason O’Mara in David E. Kelley’s US remake of acclaimed British drama “Life on Mars” reports Reuters.
Based on the BBC series, the show centers on Sam (O’Mara), a detective who finds himself transported back to 1972 after his girlfriend is kidnapped.
Meaney will play Detective Hunt, the gruff, funny head of the homicide unit in 1972 who clashes violently with Sam. The character is notable for his political incorrectness and ‘getting the job done’ attitude.
Philip Glenister portrayed the role in the original show which ran for sixteen episodes in 2006 & earlier this year and will be a very tough act to live up to. Lenny Clarke has also joined the cast.