CBS Lands New Abrams/Nolan Crime Thriller
It was reported earlier that J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan were pitching a new show to the networks. It appears now that CBS has “all but closed a deal for the rights to Person of Interest,”.
The new hour-long crime thriller is being developed by J.J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan and garnered a great deal of attention from multiple networks. According to insiders however, “CBS stepped up with a pilot commitment and won out.”
If previous work makes for any indication of quality, the show could prove an interesting move for the oft-teased network. The seemingly prolific Abrams has made his mark on nearly every network: ABC (Lost, Alias), Fox (Fringe and the upcoming Alcatraz), NBC (Undercovers), and the now defunct WB (Felicity). While Jonah Nolan (brother to and frequent collaborator of Christopher Nolan) is a newcomer to television, his credits include co-writing The Dark Knight and The Prestige, and writing the short story on which the movie Memento was based.
Additional details about the show are limited, but it seems the Nolan penned pilot will be produced under Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions.