Eric Bana is set to play sociopath John Meehan in series

He's the Australian actor who is set to play sociopath John Meehan in the series, based on the true-crime thriller.

And in Saturday's The Daily Telegraph, Eric Bana revealed how the role made US television 'a viable option'.

The father-of-two who is based in Melbourne said that the opportunity was 'doable and extremely attractive'. 

'The offer was extremely attractive': Eric Bana [pictured], 50, revealed how his upcoming role as sociopath John Meehan in the Netflix series made US television 'a viable option'

'The offer was extremely attractive': Eric Bana, 50, revealed how his upcoming role as sociopath John Meehan [pictured with Debra Newell] in the Netflix series made US television 'a viable option'

'The offer was extremely attractive': Eric Bana [L], 50, revealed how his upcoming role as sociopath John Meehan [R] in the series made US television 'a viable option'

'US TV's something that hasn't really been a viable option for me simply because I live in Australia. But this was one of the first occasions where something came along that was doable and that was extremely attractive,' Eric told the paper.

'I've looked at a lot of TV stuff over the past 10 years, and this was the one that got me,' the Chopper actor continued.

Eric went on to say that the appeal was not down to portraying the character, but rather delving into his sociopathic ways.

In character: 'I've looked at a lot of TV stuff over the past 10 years, and this was the one that got me,' Eric said of the role. Eric is pictured with actress Connie Britton, who plays Debra Newell 

In character: 'I've looked at a lot of TV stuff over the past 10 years, and this was the one that got me,' Eric said of the role. Eric is pictured with actress Connie Britton, who plays Debra Newell 

In-depth: Eric [pictured] said the appeal was not down to portraying the character, but rather delving into his sociopathic ways

Pictured: John Meehan

In-depth: Eric said the appeal was not down to portraying the character, but rather delving into his sociopathic ways. John Meehan is pictured on the right

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