Waters Plans Cover & Earthlings

Scribe Daniel Waters (“Heathers,” “Batman Returns”) has been tapped to adapt Lindsay Moran’s memoir “Blowing My Cover: My Life as a CIA Spy” for Paramount Vantage says The Hollywood Reporter.

Karen Tenkhoff (“The Motorcycle Diaries”) is producing the story about Moran who decided to follow her childhood dream of becoming a spy. She soon discovered that the life was more isolating than anything else, with her not able to tell even her closest confidants or boyfriends what she did for a living.

Waters is also developing his first TV project, the 90-minute pilot “Earthlings,” for the Sci-Fi Channel and Fox Television. The tone is described as a darker and subversive successor to such shows as “Mork & Mindy” or “3rd Rock From the Sun.”

The story follows three aliens on Earth who try to save the planet but are continually vexed by humankind’s irrational behavior, which seems to find ways to defeat their good intentions. The project is being sited as a companion show to the network’s “Eureka”.