New role for Terry O’Quinn in “Hallelujah”

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 “If I Loved You” in a 1991 made-for-TV movie

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.

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