Entertainment Weeky‘s Michael Ausiello is reporting that J.J. Abrams (Star Trek, Lost, Fringe) is currently using his pull in the TV business to shop around a new crime-thriller series created by Jonah Nolan, co-writer of The Dark Knight and The Prestige. Jonah (younger brother to Christopher Nolan) has an impressive, albeit short, resume when it comes to writing for film, but this is his first foray into writing for television. The idea was apparently good enough to attract Abrams and his Bad Robot production company to the project. Abrams’ notable TV background is helping grab attention from the networks, one of which is already extremely interested according to reports. No word yet as to what exactly the series is about, but it looks promising.
It stands to be a busy next couple of years for Jonah Nolan, who is currently writing the next installment in the Batman series and is rumored to have a shot at directing the next Superman installment. Thanks to allstarr55js in the forums for the tip!