, who had the lead in ABC's new take on investigator Philip Marlowe (but, alas, that pilot was not picked up), is still set to do some sleuthing, only this time in the '70s. According to the
, O'Mara has been tapped to front
Life on Mars
David E. Kelley
-inspired ABC pilot about a detective mysteriously transported three decades into the past after his girlfriend is kidnapped.
O'Mara's role was deemed so tricky to cast that
was suspended from this past development cycle, and now hopes for a mid-season bid.
What About Brian
has the female lead, playing the rare lady detective during the disco days.
O'Mara's recent creds include
Men in Trees