NBC Universal TV has extended options on five cast members of a drama pilot, including John Stamos.
The former star of NBC’s “ER” who recently appeared on “The New Normal” plays the lead character in “I Am Victor.” He can also currently be seen in a recurring role on USA's 'Necessary Roughness'.
The Universal Television pilot (described as being similar to “House M.D.”), is based on author Jo Nesbo’s upcoming book, and centers on powerful divorce attorney Victor Port (played by Stamos), who has a unique view on relationships.
Port is L.A.’s most sought-after divorce lawyer and is “charming, brazen and direct and unapologetically says what most people think but dare not say.” He also uses methods for his clients like manipulation, extortion, negotiation and the regular old law.
Matthew Lillard (who plays Victor’s best friend); Angela Sarafyan (Victor’s sassy assistant); and Kosha Patel and Josh Zuckerman (who play young legal associates/interns) also had their options extended.
Mark Goffman (“The West Wing,” “Studio 60”) wrote the script and will exec produce along with Katie Jacobs (“House”), Daniel Rappaport, Meghan Lyvers, Nesbo and Nicolas Salomonsson. NBC commissioned a rewrite by Goffman earlier this month, and a pilot could possibly be reshot in late August for a nine-episode midseason order.
Stamos, a former Broadway actor, starred in “ER” on the network. He also recently appeared on “The New Normal” in an arc where his sexuality was in question, and appeared on “Glee” and the short-lived “Jake in Progress.”
He is perhaps best known as Uncle Jessie on ABC’s “Full House,” and has also played drums with the Beach Boys.
Stamos is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment.