Fox is getting into the spy game. According to Deadline, the network has agreed to a put pilot for a CIA-centric comedy-drama from "Friday Night Lights" producer/writer Jason Katims and "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and “Sherlock Holmes” feature film screenwriter Simon Kinberg.
"Anonymous" is said to follow a hot-shot new CIA agent as he teams with an agency veteran. As the elder attempts to train the new hothead upstart and shape him into the next great spy, the two form an unlikely father-son bond.
Katims recently signed a developmental deal with Universal TV. The "Parenthood" creator currently has another project looking to go forward in the upcoming pilot season on Fox, which revolves around a 30-something female lawyer with a twisted view of the world.
Kinberg has a bit of experience with the spy genre, serving as writer on the Chris Pine/Tom Hardy action comedy "This Means War" as well as the movie that brought us Brangelina, "Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” and its short-lived television counterpart.
What seems like an odd pairing could bear strange fruit -- with Kinberg's keen mind for action-comedy and Katims' experience with great drama and rich characters, one has to think there is exceptional potential for "Anonymous."