Michael Emerson Drama Heading To CBS

Michael Emerson arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on August 29, 2010 -- Getty Images

Michael Emerson is reuniting with J.J. Abrams on a new pilot for CBS.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project, produced by J.J. Abrams, who created "Lost," will be called "Person of Interest."

PLAY IT NOW: Dish Of Salt: 2010 Golden Globes - Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston - What Will You Do After The Globes?

The drama will see Emerson, who played Benjamin Linus on "Lost," playing a billionaire who tries to stop violent crimes with a former CIA agent, THR reported.

The new show is a change from what was expected from the actor. Late last year, a rep for NBC confirmed to Access that the peacock had secured the rights to an Emerson/Terry O'Quinn show, which was in development at the time, and was bringing Emerson back together with his "Lost" pal.

VIEW THE PHOTOS: Access Top 10: ‘Lost’s’ Most Mystifying Moments

Copyright 2011 by NBC Universal, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.