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Christian Slater Does Comedy for FOX

March 22, 2010 (9:19 am) GMT
He is joining a TV pilot that will have him as the leader of a group of security-cracking geniuses.

refuses to give up TV as he has signed a new deal to star in the pilot by FOX. The actor who starred in two canceled series, NBC's "" and ABC's "", is now jumping into a not-yet-titled comedy written by .

The comedy is about a team of twenty-something geniuses who crack security systems, THR reported. Slater would be a "charismatic renegade" who runs the Titan Team, "a gruff ex-military misanthrope with a checkered past". Joining Slater in the cast ensemble is Trevor Moore who will play the team's womanizing intelligence and reconnaissance head.

Although he's known for serious projects, this is not Christian Slater's first foray into comedy. In 2006, the actor made a guest starring appearance on "" as a stoner who was robbed by Earl and Randy.

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