Harvey Keitel Joins Life on Mars


Harvey Keitel has agreed to his first-ever regular TV series role, joining the cast of ABC’s upcoming “Life on Mars” adaptation, reports Variety.

Keitel is on board to play Det. Gene Hunt, who heads up the homicide department and is known for using any means necessary to do his job.

“Life on Mars” – which has been completely revamped from its earlier pilot – is now set to start shooting in New York on Aug. 5. Keitel is set to star alongside Jason O’Mara (who plays lead character Det. Sam Tyler), as well as Michael Imperioli (Det. Ray Caling) and Jonathan Murphy (Det. Chris Skelton).

“Life on Mars” revolves around O’Mara’s character, a contemporary cop who wakes up in the 1970s after a car crash.