Vinnie Jones sets two TV projects

Actor to guest on 'Chuck,' star in untitled series

Vinnie Jones is making a foray into series television with two projects.

The British actor is attached to star in a hourlong series for Alex Cole's Elevate Entertainment and Jay Firestone's Canadian production company Prodigy Pictures.

Additionally, Jones has been tapped to guest star on NBC's dramedy "Chuck," where he will play Karl Stromberg, an expert hit man with a soft side.

The untitled new series, based on an upcoming comic book series by Howard Chaykin, centers on Jake Noble, an international spy who teams with his long-lost daughters he never knew existed.

"I never really thought of TV before as a medium for me," Jones said. "However, with it becoming such a source of creativity these days, and this project with its modern James Bond style and feeling to it, I couldn't resist."

Elevate and Prodigy plan to produce 22 episodes independently at a budget of about $2 million an episode. The project, executive produced by Cole, Firestone, Jenny Wood and Seth Howard, will be presented next month in Cannes at the MIP confab.

The series is one of eight projects in the works at recently launched management/production company Elevate. Prodigy recently produced the miniseries "XIII" for NBC.
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