Law & Order Vet Jesse Martin Snags Lead in New Marc Cherry Pilot

Former Law & Order star Jesse L. Martin is returning to series TV with a lead role in Marc Cherry’s drama pilot for ABC Hallelujah.

The project, which features musical elements, is set in the town of Hallelujah, Tenn., which is being torn apart by the forces of good and evil and whose fortunes change when a stranger comes to town, bringing justice, peace and possibly restoring faith.

Martin will play a mysterious, charming drifter who crosses paths with the newcomer. The actor fielded interest from several pilots this season. He recently wrapped The Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino on Broadway and is filming the feature Joyful Noise opposite Queen Latifah.

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12 Comments
  1. Esaul says:

    I’m glad to see him back on TV.

  2. Carm says:

    Awesome! I love him!

  3. Doug says:

    Good for him. He’s a really good actor, and a great singer too. Wish the show sounded better though

  4. Sunny says:

    I’ll be checking this show out…love him!!

  5. Steven says:

    I would kill to see Queen Latifah in this. Please make that happen!

  6. Blake says:

    Sounds AWFUL lol don’t get your hopes up, because this will not be picked up.

  7. amy says:

    The pilot sounds a little odd, but if he’s in it, I’ll watch it.

  8. Vince says:

    Its about time, hes great

  9. Vanny says:

    Glad he is back in something, enjoy him as an actor. One of my favorite episodes of X-files had him playing an Alien who was down on earth, and loved Baseball – its was a really funny episode…

  10. Ashley says:

    Love him! I don’t care what the show is about – I’ll watch anything that features him singing.

  11. Brad says:

    Awesome he is a fantastic actor, both my wife and I love him. We are so glad he is back.

  12. Mari says:

    Great! I enjoy watching him so much. He is a terrific actor and his voice, WOW!

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