You know we love a good on-screen spy story. Usually they show up in the form of a film or TV drama, but this latest addition to our sleuthy watchlist is, umm, an action-comedy TV series.
ABC is developing a pilot called Whiskey Cavalier with Scott Foley (Felicity; Scandal) in the lead, reports Deadline Hollywood.
It’s an unusual pairing of genres, and one we don’t see all that often. But then there was NBC’s Chuck in 2012 and Sky 1’s Spy (2011), both about civilians becoming accidental agents.
It’s a fun concept and if ABC is into it then we’re open to the idea. And as of now, it’s not much more than that. A pilot will be flying onto your screen at some point, but a full series is yet to been confirmed.
The one-off hour-long episode stars Foley in the title role of Will Chase, codename: Whiskey Cavalier. This sounds like a name a celebrity might use when checking into a hotel, but even so, they still have our attention.
Cavalier, an agent with the FBI, is bouncing back after an emotional breakup and is now teamed with CIA operative Francesca “Frankie” Trowbridge, codename: Fiery Tribune.
The pair are in charge of keeping the world safe, while they also manage relationships and office politics.
This sounds a bit like Bridget Jones’s Diary meets James Bond.
Dave Hemingson, who’s written for projects like The Catch (2017) and Black-ish (2015), is on board to pen the pilot, so we’re hopeful that it’ll go to series.
Is this something you could get into?