NBC Gives Pilot Order to Crime Drama From 'Alias' EP

Lesley Goldberg
The Hollywood ReporterJanuary 22, 2013
NBC Gives Pilot Order to Crime Drama From 'Alias' EP

NBC has handed out its fifth drama pilot order.

The network on Tuesday ordered to pilot The Blacklist, a crime drama from Perfect Stranger writer Jon Bokenkamp and Alias' John Eisendrath, who will serve as showrunner on the project.

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The Blacklist, from Sony Pictures Television, revolves around the world's most wanted criminal mysteriously who turns himself in and offers to give up everyone he has ever worked with. His only condition is he will only work with a newly minted FBI agent with whom he seemingly has no connection.

John Fox and John Davis are on board to exec produce.

The Blacklist becomes the network's fifth drama ordered to pilot this season, joining After Hours, Peter Berg's Bloodline, Katie Jacobs' I Am Victor and Jerry Bruckheimer's The Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives.

Bokenkamp will mark his small-screen writing debut with the project. He's repped by ICM Partners, Brian Lutz and Felker Toczek. Eisendrath, for his part, will return to TV after creating NBC's shortlived Outlaw and exec producing My Own Worst Enemy. He's with ICM and Greenberg Glusker.