Christian Slater Plays Spy Game with NBC!
Post by: Sal
Christian Slater may soon be starring in his first TV series, courtesy of NBC.
The network is on the verge of picking up a series that would star Slater as a suburban father whose alter ego is a daring spy. It comes from writer Jason Smilovic ("Bionic Woman") and is being described as a mix of "The Bourne Identity" and "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde," according to The Hollywood Reporter.
If the series order does in fact happen, it would mark Slater's first starring role in a TV series. He was attached to another NBC pilot last year, but that project didn't go forward.
Slater does have a few TV credits under his belt in recent years, including guest spots on "The West Wing," "Alias" and "My Name Is Earl." His film credits include "Heathers," "True Romance," "The Good Shepherd" and "Bobby."
The untitled spy drama was first conceived as a feature film a few years ago. Producer Armyan Bernstein ("Children of Men," "Bring It On") brought the idea to the network last year, and Smilovic signed on as its writer.
Smilovic was an executive producer on the ill-fated "Bionic Woman." He also created NBC's "Kidnapped" and worked on ABC's "Karen Sisco."