Graham Yost seems to be all about spies and period pieces lately. The creator of FX's "Justified" the upcoming 1980s Cold War spy drama "The Americans" is going back further to the 1970s for yet another spy drama entitled "L.A. Woman," and NBC is along for the ride.
The network has given a script order for the new series, which features a woman going undercover in Los Angeles' surf culture in an effort to find her missing sister. Yost will be providing the script and executive producing as part of his overall deal with Sony. Yost has a lot on his plate lately, with "Justified" being a can't miss show and early reports of "The Americans" getting rave reviews as a show to look out for.
The new show will see Yost return to NBC for the first time since the 2007 short-lived Jeff Goldblum detective series "Raines" and the critically-praised "Boomtown" which ran from 2002 to 2004. The latter series had "Justified" recurring villains Mykelti Williamson and Neal McDonough in roles, so casting for the new "L.A. Woman" will be interesting to see which Yost-favorites return.
Next on the docket for Yost, a Swingin' Sixties piece about a family of spies who each work for a different agency! I mean, probably.