Terry O’Quinn (John Locke) is coming back to TV soon in a regular series role in the new show 666 Park Avenue, which debuts on Sunday, September 30, 2102 at 10 PM (same night as the Season 2 premiere of Once Upon a Time, which starts at 8).
It’s about a creepy New York City apartment building. Terry plays the owner of the building — and, from the promo, he appears to be the devil. It reminds me of Rosemary’s Baby, but it looks less scary. It could be fun.
Last seen on Hawaii Five-0, Terry O’Quinn will be guest starring starting this Sunday on Falling Skies on the basic cable network TNT.
I’ve never seen the show, but it’s produced by Steven Spielberg, and according to the show’s official site, it’s set “in the chaotic aftermath of an alien attack that has left most of the world completely incapacitated.”
Terry will be appearing on two consecutive Sundays: August 12 and August 19, 2012 (which is the season finale) at 9:00 PM ET.
He plays Arthur Manchester, a former history professor who is a mentor to Tom Mason, the show’s main character.
Terry O'Quinn and Daniel Dae Kim on the Season 2 premiere of Hawaii Five-0
Terry O’Quinn (John Locke and Not-John-Locke) will be joining Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon) on the second season of Hawaii Five-0, which starts on Monday, September 19, 2011 at 10 p.m.
Here’s a promo clip. Seeing Locke, um, I mean O’Quinn in the island landscape sparked some deja vu moments:
O’Quinn was originally supposed to be in a show called Hallelujah, but ABC canceled plans for the show in May. In July, Zap2it wrote that ABC may be reviving Hallelujah and may be trying to rehire O’Quinn. I haven’t been able to find any news about the show written since then, so it seems doubtful. It’s too bad because it sounded like it would be really good.
I’m not a big fan of this incarnation of Hawaii Five-0, but maybe Terry’s joining the cast will inject new life or give a new direction to the show. The existing cast is already good, though — the problem (at least in the few episodes I’ve seen) seems to be mostly in the writing.
Terry O'Quinn as Locke in LOST 6x04 "The Substitute"
Terry O’Quinn has been cast in a new television musical drama about a Texas town torn apart by the forces of good and evil. (Hmmm … sounds familiar!)
O’Quinn will play the villain, “a charming yet wholly corrupt local millionaire who virtually owns the town.” That’s interesting, because Michael Emerson, in HIS new show, will be playing a billionaire (though apparently one on the side of good). So both of these actors are getting to play men with money. It must be their destiny! Ahem.
I don’t know what this means for the fate of Odd Jobs, the show that was originally going to star O’Quinn and Emerson and has now been delayed. With both of them starring in their own shows, it doesn’t look good for an O’Quinn/Emerson reunion show anytime soon.
I love musicals, though, so this is exciting news. I wonder if O’Quinn himself will sing. He’s quite a good singer — something I hadn’t expected before I saw a couple of video clips. Take a look:
O’Quinn singing about being a “bad Daddy” (and proving that he’s been playing villains for a VERY long time)
Hallelujah will be produced by Marc Cherry and Sabrina Wind (Desperate Housewives) and will star Jesse L. Martin (Ed Green in Law & Order) as a stranger who comes to town “bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith.” Restoring faith — sounds like another LOST theme.
Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson filming "Person of Interest"
First, the bad news. The television show Odd Jobs — which was supposed to bring Michael Emerson and Terry O’Quinn back together in a J.J. Abrams-produced project — has been delayed until next season.
The good news is that Michael Emerson has been cast as the lead in another new J.J. Abrams show, Person of Interest. He’s going to play a billionaire who hires a presumed-dead ex-CIA agent to catch violent criminals in New York.
This, strangely, combines plot elements of two other planned LOST-alumni shows: Jorge Garcia’s Alcatraz, which will be about a group of prisoners and guards who mysteriously disappeared and then showed up again 30 years later, and Odd Jobs, where Emerson and O’Quinn were to be ex-black-ops agents.
I wonder what will happen to Odd Jobs if Person of Interest becomes a hit. It seems unlikely that Emerson could star in two shows at once. I’ll be glad to see him in anything, but I really wanted to see him reunited with Terry O’Quinn.
Co-starring with Emerson are Jim Caviezel (Jesus in Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ), Taraji P. Henson (Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), and Natalie Zea (Winona in Justified). The writer is Jonathan Nolan, who wrote the story on which the movie Memento was based, and the screenplay for Dark Knight.
New York Magazine listed it as one of the 20 most exciting pilots of the upcoming TV season, even though they gave it only a 50-50 chance of actually getting on the air.