Back in the eighties and early nineties Christan Slater was a big deal in Hollywood. The then young actor was in high demand and being re-purposed as a teen heartthrob on the covers of countless magazines. So, what happened? Life happened. The now 41 year old has been trying his hand at television in hopes of landing steady work, and even though his previous attempts failed, he’s ready to give it another shot. According to EW, Slater will headline his first TV comedy for the Fox network.
The show is called “Breaking In” and it centers on a fictional company called Contra Security, that “gives clients a sense of security by first ripping it away.” The head honcho of this outfit is Slater’s character Oz, who’s described as “a man of mystery and a master of manipulation.” Isn’t that clever? What’s with the obsession with Oz these days?
In Oz’s rag-tag crew we have: “Melanie, played by Odette Yustman, who is in charge of lock-picking, safe-cracking and heart-breaking; disguise expert Josh (“The Whitest Kids U’Know’s” Trevor Moore), who heads recon and intel; Cash (Chocolate News‘ Alphonso McAuley), a fanboy who specializes in strategy, logistics, and office pranks; and new recruit Cameron (Brett Harrison), a lovable computer hacker straight out of college who’s still trying to meld with his colleagues.”
Here’s to hoping that the third time’s a charm for Slater who previously headlined the defunct shows “The Forgotten” and “My Own Worst Enemy.”
What do you think of the premise for Breaking In?