Star Trek producer/director JJ Abrams may be bringing yet another mysterious show to TV. CBS has made a pilot order for Persons of Interest, co-created by JJ Abrams and Jonathan Nolan. Details below.
CBS orders Abrams’ Persons of Interest Pilot
CBS has ordered a pilot for the CIA drama Persons of Interest, which comes from Dark Knight co-writer and Star Trek’s JJ Abrams. The project is being produced by JJ Abrams Bad Robot. Abrams and Nolan are executive producers along with Bryan Burk (long-time Abrams collaborator and Star Trek executive producer). As with all Abrams projects, details are thin but Deadline reports Persons of Interest is "a crime drama centered on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City." and EW offers this description: "an ex-CIA hitman and a scientist team up to prevent crimes before they happen."
Person of Interest is one of three pilot projects Abrams has in development for the 2011/2012 season, including the mysterious Alcatraz project and the crime drama Pulp. .