Garry Trudeau has written and Robert Altman is set to helm “Killer App,” a drama pilot ordered by Fox as a potential mid-season replacement.
In addition to the pilot, Fox has ordered six additional scripts for the one-hour drama, which focuses on the office dynamics in a startup Silicon Valley software company. Sources at the net say the skein’s pickup chances are high.
Although he is best known for theatrical helming, Altman is no stranger to TV. His small screen work includes a stint exec producing and helming the short-lived ABC series “Gun.”
“Doonesbury” creator Trudeau previously worked on the HBO series “Tanner ’88” and a “Doonesbury” TV special; “Killer App” represents his first foray into writing for a network series.
Casting is under way and production on the pilot is set to begin in September.