'Alias' producer to create FBI drama for NBC
UPDATED: NBC has ordered drama pilots from Carlton Cuse (Lost) and John Eisendrath (Alias), as well as a bunch of new comedy projects from the likes of Jason Bateman and Dick Wolf.
Eisendrath’s project is dubbed The Blacklist, a project that’s also from Jon Bokenkamp (Perfect Stranger) that’s been described as follows: “The world’s most wanted criminal mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.”
Cuse’s project is called The Sixth Gun, a drama that’s based on the best-selling supernatural graphic novel that follows the story of six mythical guns, each with its own other-worldly powers.
On the comedy side, NBC ordered three pilots. The first is a multi-camera comedy called Holding Patterns from Justin Spitzer (The Office). It’s described as an “ensemble comedy about a group of friends whose lives completely change after they survive a plane crash.
The next is an untitled one from DJ Nash and Bateman, which is single-camera comedy about a son who idolizes his blind father and is bemused by his mother’s newfound adolescence watches his family come closer together post-divorce.
The third is dubbed Girlfriend in a Coma, from Wolf. It’s a single-camera comedy about a 34-year-old woman wakes up from a coma to find out she has a 17-year-old daughter from a pregnancy she was unaware of when her life was put on hold.
NBC has lately made a flurry of pilot orders for fall 2013, including new comedies from Will Ferrell and Greg Daniels (The Office). The Peacock is also developing a small screen of the 2002 Hugh Grant film About a Boy.