Michael Shanks Cast as "Professor Literature"

Daniel Jackson in HUMAN (MGM)
The last time we saw Michael Shanks in a classroom, he was Daniel Jackson in Prof. Rush's imagination in SGU's HUMAN (MGM)

Between his recent wrapping on the feature Faces in the Crowd and beginning work in a Gothic interpretation of Red Riding Hood next month, Stargate star Michael Shanks has managed to film a guest starring appearance on the Cartoon Network’s new live-action show Tower Prep. Shanks sent a note to his Official Website that introduces us to Professor Literature:

“…squeezed in a guest-spot on a locally shot show called Tower Prep that our good friend Peter DeLuise was directing. It was fun; cool premise, nice folks. I play a character on it named Professor Literature.”

The IMDb profile for the show lists it as a drama, while MSOL-quoted Variety calls it an action thriller. The Newsarama Blog featured an article about the show’s having been picked up and described it as being “about a rebellious teen who wakes up one day trapped in a mysterious, inescapable prep school. By teaming up with his fellow students/inmates, this series looks like a long term caper.” Peter DeLuise has directed more than one episode of the new show, which currently is set to premiere this fall.

More about the show from Cartoon Network/Turner Newsroom:

Tower Prep: A one-hour, live-action scripted series premiering this fall, Tower Prep tells the story of a rebellious teen, Ian (Drew Van Acker), who wakes up one morning to find himself trapped at a mysterious prep school that offers no escape. He forms a secret group with CJ (Elise Gatien), Gabe (Ryan Pinkston) and Suki (Dyana Liu), intent on discovering what they’re being trained for and how to escape. Tower Prep is produced by Cartoon Network Studios in association with Dolphin Entertainment. The series is executive-produced and created by Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond). Glen Morgan (Bionic Woman) and Bill O’Dowd (Zoey 101) serve as executive producers.

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