Sep 17, 2012

Tradecraft: Howard Gordon Teams With Shaun Cassidy for Family Spy Pilot

Here's the third spy pilot script ordered by Fox in the course of a week: Deadline reports that spy TV veteran Howard Gordon (24, Homeland, TNT's Legends pilot) and Shaun Cassidy (Cover Me, American Gothic) have teamed up to create an "adrenalized" adventure drama about a "dysfunctional" family of spies for Fox. According to the trade blog, "the untitled project centers on two former CIA operatives — now married with teenagers — who are forced to face their past when their identities are exposed and they’re nearly killed. Now they’ll need to start over, under new cover, this time with their children in on the secret as they tackle cases, come together as a family, and elude those who would rather see them dead." Cassidy will pen the pilot, and he and Gordon will executive produce. This is the third spy script Fox has ordered in a week, following Anonymous (which also pairs two veteran producers with different specialties) and The Prodigy.

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