Maybe the third time's a charm for Christian Slater and TV. After trying his luck on two short-lived series (one of which is currently on hiatus though rumored to be axed), the 40-year-old actor has booked the final principle role on FOX's Security
, a comedy pilot about a group of geniuses who crack security systems, according to the Hollywood Reporter
Slater, who also serves as producer of the Adam Goldberg comedy pilot, will play Oz, the leader of the renegade group, who is described as "a gruff ex-military misanthrope with a checkered past."
Hopefully, Slater's new TV project will have a different fate than his previous projects on TV.
After guest appearances on My Name is Earl
and Robot Chicken
, he joined NBC's My Own Worst Enemy
, playing lead character Edward Albright, a secret agent whose cover alias, Henry Spivey, had no knowledge of his double life. The series, which premiered in October 2008, ended abruptly after 9 episodes.
Slater then joined ABC's The Forgotten
, a crime drama from producer Jerry Bruckheimer that revolves around a team of amateur sleuths who work on cases involving unidentified victims. Since its September premiere last year, the show has aired 15 episodes and is currently on a break, though cancellation rumors have been rampant.
Aside from Christian Slater, Trevor Moore (The Whitest Kids U'Know
) has also been cast in Security
, playing Josh Armstrong, the team's resident womanizer and recon expert. Slater and Moore join the previously announced cast consisting of Alphonso McAuley, Bret Harrison and Odette Yustman.
(Image courtesy of NBC)