While it's still too soon to say, Emmy-nominated Darin Brooks may soon have to choose between his a day job and a DAYS job. The actor has landed a role on a sitcom pilot for a cable channel. Brooks will play one of the leading roles in a college football farce.
) is hard at work, but not just on Days of our Lives. The actor recently traveled to Montreal to begin work on the pilot for a planned cable sitcom.
According to the Hollywood Reporter
, Brooks will play one of the three lead roles in a new sitcom called Blue Mountain State
. The show follows three incoming freshmen attending a fictional Midwestern college, as they try to quickly adapt to college life and juggle football, girls, classes, and nonstop hazing.
Brooks will play Alex, a talented quarterback who'd much rather party than put in the hard work required to be a superstar. Chris Romano, Sam Jones III, and former NFL running back-turned-actor Ed Marinaro also star in the project.
Blue Mountain State
is being developed by Brian Robbins and penned by two of the writers from The Sarah Silverman Program
. If it is picked up for full production, the sitcom is slated to air on SpikeTV.
Brooks joined the cast of Days of our Lives in June 2005. In 2008, the actor earned a Daytime Emmy nomination
for Outstanding Younger Actor, becoming one of the NBC soap's first acting nominations in several years.