J.J. Abrams’ New Spy Show Causes Bidding War

Published 6 years ago by , Updated February 15th, 2014 at 4:27 pm,

Who wants the next Alias? That’s the question that has a lot of the major networks warring for J.J. Abrams’ new spy-thriller series. Variety reports that ABC, NBC and CBS are all in the running for the spec script for the yet-untitled series, which Abrams penned along with Felicity writer Josh Reims.

The plot of the hour-long series reportedly centers around a couple of spies who are also married. The tentative title for the show is Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

Ok, so OBVIOUSLY the show isn’t called Mr. & Mrs. Smith, but you get what I’m saying…

I was never a fan of Alias – tried to get onboard several times, but kept falling off the train – but I WAS a fan of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. My only concern is that the whole “married spies” shtick seems like something that could get REAL old, REAL fast. However, it is J.J. behind this series, and if you check the blogging archives, there was a time when I thought Fringe was going to be nothing more than an X-Files rip off – now I’m hooked.

Never doubt the power of J.J.

Warner Bros. TV, and Abrams’ Bad Robot are behind the show. We’ll keep you posted on which network ultimately picks it up.

Source: Variety

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  1. Mr and Mrs Smith sucked, Alias was great – at least the first 3 seasons. Lost has become a classic tv show, intelligent, funny, mysterious, and then came Six Degrees, Fringe and Star Trek. Three highly anticipated projects, by me also, but hugely disappointing. MI:3 and Cloverfield were okay. So it could go either way with this new spy script.

  2. If I buy it do I have to use lens flare?

  3. I agree Mr. and Mrs. Smith did suck

  4. Mr. & Mrs. Smith REALLY sucked for Jennifer Anniston. :)

  5. @ INK


  6. “Alias” absolutely rocked the Casbah. “Fringe” is extremely lame by comparison. “Cloverfield” sucked but was, mercifully, the shortest movie in the history of motion pictures.