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Zachary Quinto’s Spanking New NBC Drama

BY Jennifer Griffin

Published 7 years ago

Zachary Quinto

While we may not have seen Zachary Quinto on NBC since Heroes, no one can exactly accuse the Trek and American Horror Story actor of resting on his laurels.

Quinto is executive producing two new movies currently in post production, and starring in another two, Hitman: Agent 47 and Michael, all four of which are scheduled to see the light of day over 2014 and 2015.

In the meantime, Quinto has landed a role on NBC’s provocative new series The Slap, an eight-episode mini-series based on an acclaimed 2001 Australian project and written by The West Wing’s Jon Robin Baitz.

The series, described as a “complex family drama” centres on the aftermath of an incident in which a man, Harry (Quinto) slaps another couple’s misbehaving child.

EW first shared NBC’s official description of Harry’s character yesterday. “Married, with a 15-year-old son, he is a mechanic/dealer specializing in expensive European automobiles, and lives with his family in a Brooklyn loft. Perennially angry but seemingly pleased with his life, he’s something of a Neanderthal, ‘always trying to pick a fight.’ However, Harry picks on the wrong guy when he slaps the horribly misbehaving child of another couple.”

Quinto will be joined by Brian Cox ((Nuremberg) and previously announced cast members Peter Sarsgaard and Mary-Louise Parker.

More as we have it.

 

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