Tony Scott’s 1998 film ENEMY OF THE STATE is continuing its story with a sequel series penned by Morgan Davis Foehl and was given a put pilot commitment from ABC. The project hails from Jerry Bruckheimer and ABC Studios.
The drama is set two decades after the film that starred Will Smith and Gene Hackman, and follows 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 after an elusive NSA spy is charged with leading classified intelligence.
Bruckheimer’s TV banner was previously based at ABC prior to the studio dropping out of the series CSI which would be picked up by CBS in 2000 and become one of their biggest franchises.
Bruckheimer executive produces Enemy of the State alongside Foehl, Jonathan Littman, and Kristie Anne Reed.
Foehl previously penned the Michael Mann thriller Blackhat which starred Chris Hemsworth. He is currently adapting the WWII thriller Escape from Davao for producer Tripp Vinson based on the book by John D. Lukacs and is in development on The Asset for 20th Century Fox and Ridley Scott.
Emily J | Staff Writer