‘Doctor Who’ meets ‘Sliders’ as Jerry O’Connell cast in David Tennant’s new pilot
The explorer of alternate universes is about to meet the last Time Lord.
Jerry O’Connell, best known to genre fans as Quinn Mallory in Sliders, will co-star opposite Doctor Who‘s David Tennant in the pilot of NBC’s dramedy Rex Is Not Your Lawyer, replacing Sendhil Ramamurthy just days after he was cast in the role. (Ramamurthy, who also stars on NBC’s Heroes, stepped aside because of scheduling conflicts.)
According to Cynopsis, O’Connell will play an ambitious though good-natured lawyer who was used to playing second fiddle to Rex (David Tennant) until Rex’s career changes. O’Connell’s character also falls in love with Rex’s fiance. The pilot has also cast Lindsey Kraft to play Rex’s assistant and Cleo King as a practical-minded private school bus driver.
And the fan-fiction crossovers are starting on LiveJournal right… now.