Ex-Smallville star heads up SyFy pilot

Michael Rosenbaum joins comedy project.

SMALLVILLERemember Michael Rosenbaum, the always underrated actor who portrayed Lex Luthor on Smallville for seven seasons? He’ll be heading up a comedy pilot on SyFy in the US called Saved By Zeroes, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Interestingly, the show is about two actors who have hit the bottom of the barrel, after their former sci-fi show becomes a cult hit. Now reliant on their fans after spending through their earnings, the show will follow the actors – played by Rosenbaum and Jonathan Silverman – as they try and get back on top.

The half-hour pilot represents something of a change in pace from SyFy’s usual output, a drama-heavy, heady mix of shows like Warehouse 13, Stargate Universe and Caprica. Saved By Zeroes comes from Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison company and writer Adam Goldberg.

If you’re interested as to whether or not Rosenbaum has the comedic chops for such a role, I recommend tracking down a first season episode of US sitcom It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, where he plays a rather amusing con man.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter