Fox has given Graham Yost a script commitment with penalty for THE CODE, a political thriller based on the Australian series of the same name. Yost, whose FX series Justified wrapped up its sixth and final season earlier this year, will executive produce alongside Michael Dinner and Fred Golan. The show has been set up at Sony Pictures TV.
The story centers around two brothers, one a journalist and one a hacker, who become entangled in a cover up that involves key members of the government.
The original Australian series, produced by Playmaker Media, premiered in 2014 on the Australian Broadcasting Company. It was a massive critical success, and a second season will air in 2016.
Playmaker Media will receive a production credit on the adaptation alongside Nemofilms, Inc., Rooney McP. Productions, Me2U Productions and DCD Rights.
Yost, who is also an executive producer on FX’s The Americans, is expected to serve as showrunner for The Code, while Dinner will likely direct the pilot.
You can see the trailer for the original Australian series here:
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