The Saint is Set to Return to TV with Adam Rayner and Eliza Dushku

adam-rayner-huntedRoger ‘The Saint’ Moore is attached to co-produce a pilot for a all new Saint TV show starring Adam Rayner (Hunted) and Eliza Dushku (Buffy, Dollhouse).

The Saint aka Simon Templar has been a character I’ve had a love hate relationship with for many years. I started out loving the old black and white Saint TV series that starred Roger Moore as the thief/detective who may or may not be a hero depending on your point of view. I then tracked down and watched some of the older saint films which starred George Sanders. More recently I hated the ‘The New Saint’ played by Ian Ogilvy and was pretty indifferent to the more recent Saint made for  TV films and The Saint film starring Val Kilmer.

News that they are trying to reboot the Saint again for TV is great news as I really think it’s a concept that can work really well and looking forward to seeing someone else tackle the role of Simon Templar. I really enjoyed Hunted and I can definitely see Rayner in the role of Simon Templar. In Hunted he  showed he can handle the action but there wasn’t too much call in that show to be suave (too busy breaking folks necks) so we’ll have to wait and see how he manages that.

Dushku will be playing Patricia Holm, a character who was never mentioned in the TV show but was in the original novels on which the show is based. In the novels she was Templar’s girlfriend and partner who is every bit as capable as he is.

Any thoughts on this news?

Reporter: Nuge

Source: Coming Soon

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