[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 24 Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.
STATUS: previously in development (2014-2015 season)
DEVELOPMENT STAGE: put pilot
ADDITIONAL NOTES: pilot production commitment, awaiting green light
DESCRIPTION: (from FOX's press release, September 2013) Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) has given a pilot production commitment to THE MIDDLE MAN, a new drama produced by FOX and Pearl Street Films, and executive-produced by Academy Award winner Ben Affleck ("Argo," "The Town") and Emmy Award nominee Glenn Gordon Caron ("Medium," "Moonlighting"), who wrote the pilot script. Affleck ("Argo," "The Town," "Gone Baby Gone") is attached to direct the pilot. Pearl Street Films' Chay Carter ("Argo," "The Town," "Gone Baby Gone") will also serve as an executive producer on the project. Production is scheduled to begin in early 2014. Set in 1960s Boston, THE MIDDLE MAN explores the unique relationship between RUDY MacATEER, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster MICKEY FLOOD. As Rudy finds himself forced to bend the laws he pledged to enforce, the duo's actions inadvertently give rise to the Irish-American mob in this timeless Boston crime saga.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
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