by: Donna Whitehead
Rob Reiner is developing an UNTITLED ROB REINER SECRET SOCIETY PROJECT for television. The series, which Reiner will direct and co-write with Aaron Tracy and Andrew Lenchewski, follows an ambitious Yale student who is recruited by the CIA to act as a mole within the university’s famed Skull and Bones Society. Reiner and Lenchewski will executive produce alongside Alan Greisman and Charlie Ebersol, with Tracy co-executive producing. The project is set up at Universal Cable Productions.
This is Reiner’s first major foray into television. (As a director, anyway; he is, of course, famous for his role on “All in the Family,” and has written for a few series, including the sitcom that brought him to prominence.) Most of his directorial work is in film, where he has helmed a series of beloved movies, including “Stand By Me,” “The Princess Bride,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Misery,” “A Few Good Men,” and “The American President.” He’s not particularly known for his thrillers, but he is known for occasionally shifting genres. Case in point: In addition to this project, Reiner is currently set to direct and executive produce the dramedy “Basket Case” (based on the book by Carl Hiaasen), for Spike TV.
Reiner is repped by CAA.