Here's a first look at the American remake of the the BBC's time bending police drama, Life On Mars, which just got picked up by ABC for the fall season. Yes, it's kind of cheesy, especially the moment where the music suddenly gets fun-kay. But is it just a cheesy trailer — or a trailer for a cheesy show? On the plus side, Colm Meaney gives a great "employee orientation." The pilot episode was penned by Ally McBeal creator David E Kelley. Click through for more details.
The American television series follows a modern day detective, Sam Tyler (Jason O'Mara), who gets hit by a car and wakes up in 1973. Now trapped in that century, he has to find work and battle the cultural clash. There's no telling if the premise will work with the yanks, but Life On Mars was awarded a Bafta and gave birth to a sequel Ashes to Ashes (which is set in the 80s). [Video from Entertainment Tonight via News4Jax] [BBC]