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Production begins on 'Mars'

Aug. 5, 2008 at 7:57 PM
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NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- Production on the U.S. version of the British drama series, "Life on Mars," has begun in New York, ABC announced Tuesday.

Starring Jason O'Mara, Harvey Keitel, Michael Imperioli, Lisa Bonet and Gretchen Mol, the new show is to debut Oct. 9, the network said.

The series follows contemporary NYPD Detective Sam Tyler (O'Mara) as he is "hurtled back in time" to 1973 after being hit by a car while chasing down a criminal.

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