Fresh from his spoken-word special on Comedy Central, punk journeyman Henry Rollins has reportedly landed a deal that will see him get a lot more TV time.
"Variety" reports that Rollins has been tapped by Fox to host its upcoming anthology series "Night Visions." Rollins will reportedly host each week's episode (a la Alfred Hitchcock, Rod Serling, the Cryptkeeper, or whatever host floats your boat), starting with the series premiere on October 6 at 9 p.m. (ET). The Rollins Band centerpiece will reportedly be the series' only recurring character, as "Night Visions" will feature guest stars every week. The Warner Bros.-produced show has reportedly already lined up Aidan Quinn and Bridget Fonda for some early episodes.
While best known for his work with Rollins Band and Black Flag, the frontman has put together a strong Hollywood resume that includes roles in "Lost Highway," "Heat," "Johnny Mnemonic," and "The Chase."
Most recently, Rollins rolled out "Live
And Ripped From London," a special capturing his 1999 spoken-word performance at London's Dingwalls Theater, last weekend on Comedy Central (see "UPDATE: Henry Rollins TV Special Set For Comedy Central").