Jesse L. Martin to Star in "Hallelujah" Pilot

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Stage and screen actor Jesse L. Martin will star in "Hallelujah," a pilot from "Desperate Housewives" creator Marc Cherry, according to

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The pilot will follow a stranger who arrives in the Tennessee town of Hallelujah to help the residents torn between the forces of good and evil. A gospel choir, functioning as a kind of Greek chorus, will sing songs that punctuate the action. 

Martin recently appeared on Broadway in the Public Theater production of The Merchant of Venice. Best known for his performances in Rent and the TV series "Law & Order," Martin has also appeared on stage in Timon of Athens, The Inspector General, The Winter's Tale, I Ain't Yo Uncle, The Arabian Nights, The Butcher's Daughter, Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona.

Screen credits include the films "Rent," "Peter and Vandy," "The Cake Eaters," "Season of Youth" and "The Restaurant." Television  work includes "The Philanthropist," "The X-Files," "Ally McBeal," "Hope Street," "New York Undercover" and "Deep in My Heart."

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