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J.J. Abrams is back in the spy game at NBC
NBC has won a fierce bidding war for a new spy drama from J.J. Abrams and co-writer Josh Reims. ABC and CBS also were reportedly in the hunt for the script, but fell short.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the script focuses on a husband-and-wife spy duo and returns Abrams to his familiar "Alias" territory, this just one week after he sold a medical comedy pitch to FOX.
The spy series will be Abrams' first project with NBC and will be set up, as per usual, through his Bad Robot shingle and Warner Brothers TV. Common sense says that the Abrams spy pilot, if it comes together properly, would be a perfect match with "Chuck," another WBTV production.
Reims previously worked with Abrams on both The CW's "Felicity" and ABC's "What About Brian."