Mar 14, 2008

Tradecraft: Slater Spies For NBC

According to today's Hollywood Reporter, NBC "is close to handing out a series order" to an espionage series starring Christian Slater. The project "is described as The Bourne Identity meets Jekyll & Hyde and centers on a mild-mannered suburban dad (Slater) who learns that his alter ego is a spy." That sounds like a potentially cool set-up. The untitled show comes from Jason Smilovic, the creative force behind Karen Sisco and Kidnapped, and more recently executive producer of NBC's espionage-tinged revival of The Bionic Woman. Slater, who follows his fellow Young Gun Kiefer Sutherland into the world of network spying, is actually no stranger to that world, having guest-starred on two episodes of Alias.

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