In addition to being executive producer for Undercovers, J.J. Abrams hopes to direct the opening episode of the new spy drama.
Undercovers, about a married couple who work together and are both spies, is said to be a mix between Mr. & Mrs. Smith and The Bourne Identity.
NBC won the bidding war for the spy drama, beating out rivals ABC and CBS.
If Abrams does end up directing the opening episode, it will be the first television pilot that he has directed since Lost in 2004. The two-part Lost opener, seen on ABC, is often considered one of the best-directed pilots of all time and helped launch Abrams’ career into directing films such as Mission: Impossible 3 and Star Trek XI.