Thursday, October 1, 2009
NBC SEALS A DEAL WITH J.J. ABRAMS TO AIR NEW SPY THRILLER NEXT SEASON
Released by Rick Porter/Zap2It
J.J. Abrams is returning to the spy world with a pilot deal at NBC.
The "Alias" creator and "Mission: Impossible III" writer-director has sold his latest TV project to the Peacock after it outbid ABC and CBS. The Wrap, which had the news first, says NBC offered a "rich deal" for the show.
The show will follow partners in espionage who are also married. Abrams co-wrote the script with Josh Reims, who previously worked with him on "Felicity" and "What About Brian."
The spy show is the second TV project Abrams and his company, Bad Robot, have sold in the past week. He's also executive producing a half-hour medical comedy at FOX that Mike Markowitz is writing.