While you’re waiting for Omar Epps to hit the big screen in romantic comedy, Between Us, you can catch him on the small screen on ABC network’s Resurrection.
In tonight’s premiere he’ll be playing J. Martin “Marty” Bellamy, a U.S. immigration officer who returns an 8-year old boy to his family in Arcadia, Missouri after he is found in a rice paddy in rural China. The twist? The boy actually drowned 32 years ago. When another of the townspeople returns from the dead, Bellamy sticks around to lead the investigation into what exactly is going on in the town.
The series faces some stiff competition from supernatural fan favorite The Walking Dead which airs in the same time slot on AMC.
Like his character on House, Marty seems determined to stick around to see what exactly is in the water in Arcadia and we hope fans will stick around to follow him on his investigation. If you like your zombies slightly more alive and a tad bit emotional, Resurrection may offer a nice option from the undead corpses of The Walking Dead.
When Epps isn’t reuniting the dead with the living, he’s rocking a mean leather mini. When the actor appeared on The View last week to promote Resurrection he wore pants under a little leather mini skirt. His outfit sparked a Twitter spat between Marlon Wayans who was defending Epps’s outfit choice after Lord Jamar tweeted:
“So now OMAR EPPS has joined the SKIRT GANG??? Say it sint so!!! Old heads suppose to know better.”
We actually think the outfit is kind of hot. Different, but hot. With Resurrection airing the same time as the overwhelming popular The Walking Dead now in its fourth season, Epps might have bigger problems to face than his fashion critics. Resurrection premieres tonight on ABC at 9PM. Check out the trailer below as well as his appearance on The View: