Seagal To Play TV Cop

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July 22, 2010 | 2:23pm EST

Hollywood action man Steven Seagal is heading to small screen in a new TV show about a vigilante cop.

Seagal – who works part time as a sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana –  is currently filming a new 13-part series, called Southern Justice, in Vancouver, Canada.

According to, the actor will play Elijah Kane, the leader of an undercover group of cops that chases down the bad guys in the Seattle area, in the series.