ER alum John Stamos is returning to NBC as the lead of I Am Victor, a drama pilot from former House executive producer Katie Jacobs and bestselling Norwegian novelist Jo Nesbo. Stamos is in final negotiations for the project, written by Mark Goffman based on Nesbo’s book. It centers on Victor Port (Stamos), a high powered divorce attorney with a unique view of relationships. Quick, charming, disarming, brazen and direct, he unapologetically says what most people think, but dare not say, and the methods he uses on behalf of his clients are anything from jurisprudence and artful negotiation to manipulation and pure extortion. Nesbo, Jacobs, Daniel Rappaport and Meghan Lyvers and Niclas Salomonsson executive produce for Universal TV.
Stamos, repped by WME and Brillstein Entertainment, already is in business with NBC — he is recurring on comedy The New Normal. The actor, coming off a Broadway run in The Best Man, was sought after for pilots, fielding four offers before settling on I Am Victor.