John Stamos Joins NBC's I AM VICTOR
Uncle Jesse is prepping for his full-time return to primetime.
Following a stint of guest roles on such shows as Glee and THE NEW NORMAL, John Stamos is reportedly close to finalizing a deal to lead NBC's upcoming legal drama I AM VICTOR, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Based upon the hit novel by Jo Nesbo, the project follows divorce attorney Victor Port (Stamos), who is described as 'HOUSE as a divorce attorney,' with an off-kilter view of relationships and marriage.
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Katie Jacobs (House M.D.) is set to executive produce the project written by Mark Goffman. Meghan Lyvers, Daniel Rappaport and Nesbo will also executive-produce.
Stamos has enjoyed tremendous success on Broadway, most recently starring in the revival of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man.' The actor appeared in the award-winning 'Nine' and the Broadway revival of 'Bye Bye Birdie.' His Broadway debut came in 1997's "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" and, in 2000, he starred as the Emcee in "Caberet," which was very well received.
His recent film credits include the independent films I Am Stamos and Knots. Through his St. Amos banner, Stamos has many television projects in the works, including the TV Movie "Dillinger" for TNT, and co-producing a feature film version of the TV Classic "The Jeffersons" for Sony. Additional producing credits include an Emmy nomination in 2000 for co-producing the ABC miniseries "Beach Boys: An American Family" and the highly rated CBS telefilm "Martin & Lewis."
Not limiting himself to behind-the-camera work, he recently appeared in the ABC comedy "Jake in Progress." In 2001, he starred in the ABC romantic comedy "Thieves" about a pair of master thieves who become covert government agents.