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Fox Orders Pilot of Affleck's 'The Middle Man'


Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck is a busy man these days. He was recently announced as the new Batman for the sequel to ‘Man of Steel,’ which sparked quite a reaction online. Now he will team with Glenn Gordon Caron for a crime-drama project called ‘The Middle Man.’

Fox has ordered a pilot for the potential series, which Affleck will also direct. While he has done great work directing movies such as ‘The Town’ and ‘Argo,’ this will be Affleck’s first time directing for television.

Glenn Gordon Caron‘The Middle Man’ will be set in Boston in the 1960s, centering around Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent who takes down the Italian mob and Irish-American informant Mickey Flood. His actions bring about the Irish mafia, as he finds himself bending the same laws he was set to enforce.

Caron, who has written for many shows and also created ‘Medium,’ will act as show runner for the project. Last month it was announced that he would executive produce an NBC drama called ‘Sparks’ about the case files of neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks.

The premise for ‘The Middle Man’ sounds entertaining, a bit like a ‘60s version of ‘The Departed.’ Or maybe more specifically, about the early life of real mobster Whitey Bulger. Affleck’s Pearl Street happens to also be planning a biopic of Bulger with his brother Casey and Matt Damon called ‘Whitey.’

What do you think about the premise of ‘The Middle Man’?    

 


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Person:
- Ben Affleck
- Glenn Gordon Caron
Show:
- The Middle Man
Network:
- FOX

Written by: Robert_Steele
Sep 13th, 2013, 11:24 am

Images courtesy of Jeff Vespa and Frederick M. Brown

Anonymous

Message Posted On Sep 18th, 2013, 4:54 am
"I was hoping he would reprise/recreate the very interesting The Middle Man, which was canceled after a single season. Too bad Dubbie, stuck with the same old caca in the end." Yes, that show was great. Last episode came out as a comic...theres some cast reading on YouTube.
wynn

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Message Posted On Sep 14th, 2013, 4:30 am

You never really know what a person does to a show and how it ends out before you see it. No matter how original or unoriginal it may sound to begin with. Just saying ;)

Anonymous

Message Posted On Sep 13th, 2013, 11:15 pm
"What do you think about the premise of ‘The Middle Man’?" Sounds like an amalgamation of recent tv themes. Nothing original here. The entire selling point is Affleck. I was hoping he would reprise/recreate the very interesting The Middle Man, which was canceled after a single season. Too bad Dubbie, stuck with the same old caca in the end.
wynn

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Message Posted On Sep 13th, 2013, 7:18 pm

Definitely sounds interesting :)

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