NBC Orders Military Conspiracy Pilot from THE FOLLOWING Writers for 2014-15 Season
NBC has lined up its first pilot for the 2014-15 season.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has ordered a 'TRAFFIC-like' project from Adam Armus and Kay Foster, who currently serve as writers on Fox's THE FOLLOWING. Peter Horn will executive produce.
The hour-long drama, titled ODYSSEY, follows "three families who are torn apart when a Stranded female soldier, a disillusioned corporate attorney and a disrespected political activist are pulled into the same shocking international military conspiracy."
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NBC's ODYSSEY order comes just a week-and-a-half Fox had confirmed it had picked up its first pilot for the 20134-15 season, titled THE MIDDLE MAN, and directed by Ben Affleck.
Set in 1960s Boston, The Middle MAN explores the unique relationship between RUDY MacATEER, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster MICKEY FLOOD. As Rudy finds himself forced to bend the laws he pledged to enforce, the duo's actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga.
The project dates back to 2009, when Carter and Affleck met actor and screenwriter Michael Yebba ("Ordinary Man") and screenwriter Emilio Mauro ("God Only Knows") during production of "The Town." The current script is based on a story developed by Caron, Yebba and Mauro.
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