(Miles O'Brien) will be appearing as Gene Hunt in a 1970s-era cop show.
As reported by TV Scoop, Meaney will be playing a 1970s-era cop who works with a twenty-first century man who has been transplanted back to 1972. "You're dealing with the attitudes and ideas of LA in the seventies," said Meaney in an interview with Rotten Tomatoes.
Meaney says that being on the set makes one feel like one is in the 1970s. "It's really funny to walk onto a set that's supposed to be 1972, because I remember 1972," he said. "And it really feels like you're going back to the thirties or something because you take for granted how far we've come technologically. You don't think about it, because I guess it happens gradually, but there's a line in the script where Jason [O'Mara] says something about DNA and I think he's talking about washing-up liquid."
A trailer for Life on Mars can be seen here. The show will possibly be airing on Thursday nights in the fall.
Meaney will also be participating in Ironclad, a movie set in thirteenth century England. It is the story of a small band of knights who defended Rochester Castle against the tyrannical King John. Other signed to be in the movie are Richard Attenborough, Pete Postlethwaite and Angus Macfayden.
To read more, head to the articles located here, here, here and here.