Meaney Lines Up Miniseries, 'Law & Order' Appearance

By Michelle
October 22, 2005 - 3:27 PM

Colm Meaney has encounters with spies and investigators scheduled over the next several months.

The Miles O'Brien actor from Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine will star in a Robert Ludlum miniseries along with Oscar winners Mira Sorvino and Anjelica Huston as well as Stephen Dorff, according to Variety. The four-hour production for CBS, Covert One: The Hades Factor, will by directed by Mick Jackson and will film in Toronto, Paris and Berlin.

Blind Justice's Elwood Reid based the script on a 2000 novel in which a colonel, Jonathan Smith, discovers that his fiancee may have been killed by an engineered virus whose existence the president orders kept secret. Sorvino plays an agent of a secret intelligence group, while Meaney plays a friend of Smith's now working for the intelligence division Covert One.

No release date has been announced yet for the miniseries. However, fans can see Meaney during sweeps month on Law and Order: Criminal Intent on NBC. The Futon Critic has a report on a special two-hour episode which will feature Meaney as a judge trying to protect his son from a murder investigation after a teenage girl disappears.

The episode, entitled "In The Wee Small Hours Part I & II", will bring together both sets of the series' detectives for the first time. It will air from 9-11 p.m. on November 6th.

Thanks to Ian Smith for the news.

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