James Cameron‘s Lightstorm Entertainment is developing a television series based on (or spinning off from) the film True Lies, and the show will now air on ABC. When we reported on the development earlier this past week, we knew very little — only that Lightstorm and Cameron were producing with Rene Echevarria (The 4400, Castle) as writer and showrunner. 20th Century Fox TV is still involved, though ABC will now air the show.
This is the spot where I could recap the plot of the original film, in which family man / government agent Arnold Schwarzenegger gets his wife (Jamie Lee Curtis) involved in a plot to take out terrorists with nuclear ambition. But (a) you probably know the plot and (b) we have no idea how closely the TV show will relate to the film. Cameron lovers, go ahead and hope that he’ll direct the pilot. Stranger things have happened, and Cameron did direct the end of Dark Angel, the earlier series he produced… [Deadline]