NBC Plans “Projekt,” HBO Dumps “Missionary”

NBC has begun developing the drama series “Ghost Projekt” based on Joe Harris’ graphic novel series. Andre Ovredal and John Glenn are penning the scripts, with the former set to direct the pilot.

The story centers on an American UN weapons inspector and a Russian FSB agent who are forced to team up to chase a group of thieves. The crooks have stolen dangerous supernatural material from an abandoned Soviet weapons lab.

Meanwhile, HBO has decided to pass on its Cold War spy drama pilot “The Missionary” which Malcolm Gladwell, Stephen Levinson and Mark Wahlberg produced.

Charles Randolph penned and Baltasar Kormakur helmed the pilot about an American missionary (Benjamin Walker) trying to help a young woman escape East Berlin in the late 1960s.

Source: Deadline