According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cable channel has closed a deal with Grillo-Marxuach to executive produce the pilot. A formal order is pending, subject to a budget agreement.
The Middleman centers on Wendy Watson, a struggling young artist who’s recruited by a secret agency to fight evil.
On the new Middleblog, Grillo-Marxuach makes the announcement, and gives a little background for the concept, which, strangely enough, started life as a TV pitch before being turned into a comic book.
Grillo-Marxuach is a co-executive producer of Medium, and has written for such shows as Jake 2.0, Boomtown and Lost. He’s also written Annihilation: Super-Skrull and Annihilation: Conquest-Wraith for Marvel Comics, and Cylon Apocalypse for Dynamite Entertainment.