John Crichton on Farscape. Col. Cameron Mitchell in Stargate SG-1. That makes two iconic roles for Ben Browder. Now we hear we're soon going to see him as a noir detective in the year 2030 in the series Naught for Hire. Can the sci-fi lightning strike three times?
The web series, adapted from the stories of John Stith, also stars Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Juliet Landau, Deep Space Nine's Chase Masterson and Cleopatra 2525's Jennifer Sky.
No one's giving away too many secrets about what the series will be about. We imagine Stith's stories could give a clue, but the way adaptations go, you never know. Here's what SFX was able to find out about the adventures of Nick Naught:
A lighthearted sci-fi romp in the style of '30s noir movies, with each episode ending on a cliffhanger, Naught For Hire is about a detective who has issues with modern technology, including a car that is in love with him, an elevator that won't cooperate and an answering machine that wants to do nothing but pull pranks on him.
The 13-part series is being filmed this summer, but there's no word yet on when it will run.
But when it does run—will you be there?