Thursday, October 1, 2009

Pilot News: Jabrams & Co. Getting Back in the Spy Biz!

As we celebrate the anniversary of Alias's first episode, it is fitting that word got out yesterday that J.J. Abrams, the man who thought, "Hey, let's do a show about a kickass spy," is currently developing a new hour-long series based around the concept of a married couple who spies together.

Described as lighter fare than his most famous projects offer, this series sounds a little like a brighter version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith.

Couple of thoughts--

Jabrams's most enduring series have been those with heavy plots and a side of romance. People forget that he was also behind the short-lived Six Degrees and What About Brian, both of which were practically intolerable. This series is being billed as an "action-adventure-romance." And with the main characters already coupled up, I'm skeptical about the potential OTPness of the whole thing.

That said, with the right leads with the right kind of chemistry (could Nathan Fillion get out of Castle for this?) and really strong writing, this sounds like an interesting concept. And of course I'll give anything from Bad Robot the benefit of the doubt.

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