Ben Affleck to Direct Crime Drama Pilot at Fox

'The Middle Man' will mark Affleck's television directorial debut

“Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television.

Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime dramaThe Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed.

Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down the Mafia.

Caron penned the pilot and will serve as showrunner, while Affleck will try his hand at directing for TV for the first time, serving as helmer on the pilot.

Pair will exec produce through Affleck’s Pearl Street Films alongside Chay Carter.

More TV

  • NANTUCKET, MA - JUNE 23: (L-R)

    How Long Will TV and Film's Boom Market for Female Stories Last?

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • Actors Kit Harington and Rose Leslie

    'Game of Thrones' Stars Rose Leslie and Kit Harington Married in Scotland

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul

    Seth Rogen Says He Rejected Paul Ryan's Request for a Photo

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Netflix & Pill" -

    'Roseanne': What's Next for ABC's Spinoff

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • D'Arcy Carden The Good Place

    Emmys: Will Critical Darlings Like 'The Good Place' and 'Killing Eve' Find a Foothold?

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • ROSEANNE - "Netflix & Pill" -

    The 'Roseanne' Spinoff Can't Escape Roseanne (Column)

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

  • Lagardere Studios' Imagissime Unveils New Documentaries

    Lagardere Studios' Imagissime Unveils New Slate of Documentaries (EXCLUSIVE)

    “Batman” biz aside, Ben Affleck is keeping busy in a different sector of the industry: television. Affleck has partnered with Glenn Gordon Caron for Boston crime drama “The Middle Man,” for which Fox has ordered a pilot, Variety confirmed. Project, set in 1960s Beantown, centers on Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent tasked with taking down […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content