The secret Hollywood geek brain trust has produced an interesting new TV idea — and it sounds like a mashup of The X-Files with The West Wing. Jon Favreau, Roberto Orci, Seth Green and Michael Dougherty have penned a pilot, that could be the greatest thing ever created, or The Event season two.
Deadline is reporting that this nerd pack has produced a pilot for ABC titled Ex-Comm, "a sci-fi drama with humor."
A deal is in place to make the pilot, and Favreau is supposed to direct. But what is this presidential procedural about? According to Deadline:
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.
Fingers crossed that it fulfills its true potential for awesomeness!