Is Noah Wyle the Next John Connor?

June 26, 2009 by  
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Eveyone’s favourite junkie doctor Noah Wyle – who until very recently played ER‘s resident smackhead Dr John Carter – has signed up to star in an alien invasion TV pilot for channel TNT with writer-director Robert Rodat and executive producer Steven Spielberg.

Wyle, who also starred in The Librarian series of TV films (yeah, they set our world alight too), will play the leader of a ragtag group of soldiers and civilians who are fighting back after an alien force has wiped out most of the human population.

The series is based on an idea that Rodat and Spielberg came up with, and was written by Rodat who also penned the phenomenally successful Saving Private Ryan which Spielberg directed.

Spielberg was once involved in the medical drama ER, and at the time said, “it is a privilege to be starting a second series with Noah. The first didn’t do too badly.”

He jokes, but I’m still coming to terms with its conclusion.

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