‘Enemy of the State’ Under Surveillance for New ABC TV Series
It’s getting harder and harder to make a name for your show in broadcast TV, and even moderately successful adaptations like FOX’s Lethal Weapon continue to pave the way for more recognizable IP. Latest on the list is a sequel series of sorts to Will Smith and Gene Hackman’s 1998 Enemy of the State, with Jerry Bruckheimer onboard to produce.
Rather than reboot the concept outright, ABC’s new Enemy of the State is (via Deadline) set two decades after the original film, as “an elusive NSA spy is charged with leaking classified intelligence, an idealistic female attorney must partner with a hawkish FBI agent to stop a global conspiracy that threatens to expose dark secrets, and personal mysteries connect all three of their lives.”
Blackhat writer Morgan Davis Foehl will pen the new iteration, which is executive produced by Foehl, Jerry Bruckheimer Television’s Bruckheimer, Jonathan Littman and Kristie Anne Reed. The original Tony Scott film featured Will Smith as a lawyer unwittingly drawn into the coverup of a congressman’s murder, and starred the likes of Gene Hackman, Jon Voight, Regina King, Jason Lee, Jack Black, Anna Gunn and more.
Watch the original trailer below, and stay tuned for more Enemy of the State.