J.J. Abrams may go ‘Undercovers’ as pilot director

11.06.09 8 years ago

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The busy J.J. Abrams may be spreading himself thin on the small screen, but he’s apparently paying special attention to his new NBC pilot “Undercovers.”
According to The Hollywood Reporter, in addition to executive producing the spy pilot, Abrams is also in talk to direct. This would be his first time helming a pilot since a little ABC show called “Lost.”
“Undercovers,” described as being in the vein of “Mr. & Mrs. Smith” and “The Bourne Identity,” landed at NBC after a bidding war last month. It’s one of two new pilot projects for the “Fringe” executive producer, joining a FOX medical comedy.
The “Star Trek” and “Mission: Impossible 3” helmer has also directed episodes of “Felicity” and “Alias,” as well as a random episode of “The Office.”

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