Pardon me for a moment, I just have to remove my trousers... Okay, that's better.
The Wire alumnus Dominic West will star in a new BBC drama called The Hours. The actor (who played Jimmy McNulty, the iconic alcoholic, philandering, Baltimore detective on arguably the greatest television show in the history of the medium) will be joined by co-stars Romola Garai and Ben Wishaw.
West's new project is being touted as an English version of Mad Men. Set in 1956 London, The Hours is said to be "sexy" and "stylish" and will give viewers a behind the scenes look into the world of television news programming.
"Set to be a suave and sexy period piece in the mould of the popular retro drama, the series follows the lives of three journalists embroiled in a complex love triangle, who must contend with a mysterious murder set against a decade on the threshold of change, and will include the gender politics and retro glamour that made the American show such a hit," says Sky TV.
The six-part series is scheduled to air on BBC2 in early 2011. I haven't been able to find any information regarding if and when the show will make its way across the pond. Stay tuned for more information about The Hours.
Welcome back, McNulty. This project certainly sounds promising, it at least has to be better than Punisher: War Zone, right?
Here's some classic McNulty for you: