McG is teaming with “Prison Break” creator Paul Scheuring to develop a private eye series at ABC.
Also at the Alphabet, “Paranormal Activity” writer-director Oren Peli is close to landing a home for his thriller “The River” through DreamWorks TV.
The McG/Scheuring project, “I, PI,” has scored a hefty commitment from the Alphabet net.
What’s more, McG is looking to carve out time from his busy feature career to direct the hourlong should it go to pilot.
“I, PI” is a blue-sky actioner centering on an investigator who learned everything he ever needed to know about being a P.I. from watching shows like “Magnum, P.I.” and “Simon and Simon” while growing up. As a result, he tends to subconsciously emulate those TV shamuses while out on the streets.
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