J.J. Abrams may go 'Undercovers' as pilot director
'Star Trek' helmer is in talks to direct his NBC spy pilot
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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
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."