Big Names Bringing Political Spookery to ABC with Ex-Comm

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Big Names Bringing Political Spookery to ABC with Ex-CommAs if Washington isn’t a scary enough place these days, Deadline reports that the team of Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci, Seth Green, and Michael Dougherty have gotten ABC’s attention — the network has handed out a put pilot commitment to “Ex-Comm”, a sci-fi drama with humor, which will be written by the quartet.

Iron Man helmer Favreau is set to direct the potential pilot with 20th Century Fox TV and Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci’s studio-based K/O Paper Products producing.

“Ex-Comm” is described as a present-day “presidential procedural” and a cross between the paranormal suspense of “The X-Files” and the political intrigue of “The West Wing”. It follows a newly-elected President and his top secret “Executive Committee” (a.k.a. Ex-Comm), the government’s covert team of America’s most elite minds who investigate and protect our nation from the strangest occurrences and “conspiracy theory truths” out there.

Tonally, the show aims to be fun but grounded with everything in it operating within the realm of possibility. Favreau, Orci, Green and Dougherty are executive producing with Kurtzman, K/O’s Heather Kadin, and Green’s producing partner at Stoopid Monkey, Matthew Senreich.

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