J.J. Abrams, the creator of Alias, Felicity, Lost and Fringe, will slide back into the director's chair for Undercovers, a new NBC pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
NBC wins bidding war for J.J. Abrams' new series
Abrams, who is also executive-producing the married spies project
, hasn't directed a TV pilot since the blockbuster, two-hour opening salvo of Lost
in 2004. About a year later, he segued into directing such films as Mission: Impossible III
and the Star Trek
reboot.Abrams' other TV directing credits include a 2007 episode of The Office
and an episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live
has been described as Mr. and Mrs. Smith-
meets-The Bourne Ultimatum
. Abrams is also developing
a half-hour medical comedy for Fox.