CBS Orders Drama Pilot From Justin Lin, Nick Santora

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CBS has given a pilot order to a drama from writer Nick Santora and helmer Justin Lin about a network of super-geniuses.

“Scorpion,” from CBS TV Studios, revolves around an eccentric genius who leads an international team tasked with guarding against complex threats of the modern age.

Santora wrote the pilot and exec produces with Lin (pictured), who is on board to direct. Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (“Sleepy Hollow,” “Fringe”) are also exec producers with Heather Kadin of the pair’s K/O Paper Products banner.

Lin, who has directed four pics in the “Fast and the Furious” franchise, is also attached to direct two other pilots for Fox this cycle, the Shawn Ryan/Davey Holmes project and Dwayne Wade comedy “Three the Hard Way.”

Santora is known for co-creating the A&E drama “Breakout Kings” and for his run on Fox’s “Prison Break.”

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