J.J. Abrams pitching show with 'Lost' stars?
Linus and Locke could play black-ops agents
Sept 20, 2010, 12:24 PM ET
Looks like Michael Emerson and Terry O'Quinn -- otherwise known as Benjamin Linus and John Locke/Smokey from the ABC hit -- are coming back to the small screen.
J.J. Abrams, Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec ("Alias," "Mission: Impossible 4") -- who work together under production company Bad Robot -- have been pitching a comedic drama to networks in which Emerson and O'Quinn play former black-ops agents, according to New York Magazine's Vulture.
Not that this should come as a complete surprise. In February, Emerson and O'Quinn told TV Guide they wanted to work together. Emerson also spoke about a potential collaboration while promoting "Lost's" DVD collection release. But this is the first time the project looks to have legs.
While there aren't many details, Vulture says the working title is "Odd Jobs," and it will have elements of comedy. Emerson mentioned earlier this year that he'd want to star as a suburban hit man, a la "Mr. and Mrs. Smith."
Warner Bros., the studio where Bad Robot is based, had no comment when asked by Vulture.