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Pierce Brosnan appears in a scene from the 2011 miniseries Bag of Bones. - Provided courtesy of A&E

Pierce Brosnan talks A&E miniseries 'Bag of Bones' and Daniel Craig's Bond

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12/11/2011 by Kristina Lopez

Pierce Brosnan is making his way back to the small screen.

The Irish actor stars in the four-hour A&E miniseries "Bag of Bones." The miniseries is a supernatural thriller based on a best-selling novel by Stephen King.

Brosnan plays Mike Noonan, a bestselling novelist trying to cope with writer's block and his grief after losing his wife Jo. He returns to their old lakeside home in Maine and befriends a young widow named Mattie (Melissa George) and her daughter Kyra (Caitlin Carmichael). Check out a preview here.

Mike is also plagued by nightmares and mysterious ghostly visitations from Sara Tidwell (Anika Noni Rose), a blues singer whose spirit lingers in the house.

"I haven't done TV in a good number of years," Brosnan admits in an interview with CNN. The actor had a few roles in several miniseries in the early 90s after his regular role on the television series "Remington Steele" came to an end in 1987.

"But I've been saying to my agent, 'Look, please do not rule out TV. I enjoy it, I started my career there, it's such fertile ground.' So, I got 'Bag of Bones,'" he added. "The timing was great, I love Stephen King ... I'd done one of his short stories a long time ago, called 'The Lawnmower Man.'"

He is also a big fan of the miniseries' script. "I think it's better than the book. I found the book, at times, kind of slow and I thought the script had such a snap to it," he said. "You enjoy the sharp left turns that come at you."

The actor, who played James Bond in four films before Daniel Craig took over the role in 2006's "Casino Royale," also said Craig does a "magnificent job" as the famous spy.

"He's a tough dude," he added. "Big competition with 'Bourne Identity' and one thing or another. He'll be right as rain."

Craig will reprise his role as Bond for the 23rd film in the franchise titled "Skyfall." The new movie will be directed by Sam Mendes. Javier Bardem plays a villain.

"Bag of Bones" airs as a two-day event on Sunday, December 11 and Monday, December 12, at 9 p.m. on each night on A&E.

Correction: In the December 11 story above, OnTheRedCarpet.com erroneously reported Pierce Brosnan starred in three James Bond films. He played 007 in four of them - "GoldenEye" in 1995, "Tomorrow Never Dies" in 1997, "The World Is Not Enough" in 1999 and "Die Another Day" in 2002. This version of the article has been updated to reflect the correction.

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