Fox has handed out a put pilot commitment for “Behind Enemy Lines,” a TV drama series adaptation of the mostly forgotten 2001 action film of the same name.
John Moore helmed the original military thriller about an American pilot (Owen Wilson) shot down over Bosnia while on a secret mission, at the same time his commanding officer (Gene Hackman) fights to launch a search and rescue mission. It did well enough to spawn several direct-to-video sequels.
Jeffrey Nachmanoff (“Hostages,” “Homeland”) is set to write and direct the the potential pilot which will shift the action to the jungles of Latin America and involve an entire flight crew who have been shot down.
Like the film there will be their commanding officer on an aircraft carrier trying to get them home, there will also be a female CIA officer in Washington who stumbles into a conspiracy that involves narco traffickers and terrorism, a plot that unites them all.
Nachmanoff, John Davis, John Fox, Wyck Godfrey and Marty Bowen are executive producing.