Christian Slater is set to star in his first television series, an untitled spy drama from ''Bionic Woman'' writer-producer Jason Smilovic
Christian Slater
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(FROM HOLLYWOOD REPORTER) ? Christian Slater is set to star in his first TV series for NBC, according to Hollywood Reporter. The untitled drama, from writer-producer Jason Smilovic (Bionic Woman, Kidnapped, Karen Sisco), will see Slater play a suburban dad who learns that he has an alter-ego that is a spy. The project is being described as Bourne Identity meets Jekyll and Hyde. The Reporter states that ”sources” say NBC is close to handing out a series order for the project, which would be the network’s latest show to go direct to series without a pilot, following orders earlier this development season for Kath & Kim, The Philanthropist, Robinson Crusoe, Fear Itself, and The Listener. Slater previously made guest appearances on The West Wing and Alias. He was also tapped last year for the NBC drama Dirty Little Secrets, which did not make it out of the development stage.

Slater rose to fame in the 1980s and ’90s with movies like Heathers, Gleaming the Cube, Pump Up the Volume, True Romance, Interview with the Vampire, and Broken Arrow. His most recent film credits include Bobby and He Was a Quiet Man, and in January, he finished a run in the London stage production of Swimming with Sharks. (Hollywood Reporter)