You have to feel a bit sorry for Michael Rosenbaum as an actor. Even though he’s left Smallville and Lex Luthor behind, he’s still going to be identified as that character for a long time to come. That’s just the way things work. When you’re on a popular show and make an impression on fans, they tend to want to think of you as that character forever.
Given that, it’s easy to see why he’s trying something new. That something? A new comedy series for Syfy, featuring Rosenbaum and Jonathan Silverman of Weekend at Bernie’s fame. The series, which has been given a script order from the network, is a single camera show following the lives of two friends, former actors on a popular science-fiction show, who have hit rock bottom and must work together to get their lives back on track.
Not that Roseenbaum has exactly hit rock bottom, but as the creator of this new show, I can see how the subject might appeal to him. Or maybe he just wants to play a character with hair? Can’t blame him for that.
What do you guys think? Will Rosenbaum always be Lex Luthor to you?