Ben Affleck Directing New TV Crime Pilot From Glenn Gordon Caron, The Creator Of Moonlighting

ben affleckSuch are the differences between feature film and television production, Ben Affleck is going to find time to shoot the pilot for a news series after he’s done with Gone Girl but before he suits up as Batman.

The show in question is called The Middle Man and has been created by Glenn Gordon Caron, most recently best known for Medium but, back in the 80s, the guiding hand behind Moonlighting, arguably one of the very best TV shows to ever come out if the US.

The Middle Man is to be set in 1960s Boston and, according to the press release:

explores the unique relationship between Rudy MacAteer, an FBI agent charged with taking down the Italian-American mafia, and his confidential informant, Irish-American gangster Mickey Flood.

I don’t see any references to a real life Rudy McAteer or Mickey Flood in My First Big Book Of Boston Crime, so I think they’re fictionalised. Still, as the show goes on they’re going to bring about the all too real Irish-American Boston mob.

The show’s concept apparently dates back to 2009, so by the time cameras get rolling early in 2014, The Middle Man will be into his fifth year. I take back what I was saying about TV working on fast schedules.

Should the pilot get picked up, expect to see The Middle Man on TV this time next year.

Oh, and before I go, here’s another quote from the press release for you. Just for fun.

Affleck’s upcoming projects include starring in David Fincher’s Gone Girl, as well as Zachary Snyder’s Batman vs. Superman.

A Close Look A The LEGO Marvel Superheroes SHIELD Helicarrier

John Lewis, N Powell, A Aydin on Edmund Pettus Bridge (photo by Sandi Villarreal)

‘Rare And Life-Changing’ – Nate Powell On Bringing March: Book Two To Life

thumb640x360

Lego Jurassic Park And Avengers Games Are On The Way

The Ascent Of Psychopath – Garth Ennis’ Latest Crossed Webcomic

RachaelTaylor

AKA Jessica Jones Casts Rachael Taylor As Patsy Walker

unnamed-14

Cullen Bunn Talks Hellbreak #1 And His Infernal Inspirations

Ted 2 Gets An Official Trailer

What Do You Do With A Broken Leopardon (Spider-Man 2099 Spoilers)

Resident-Evil-Revelations-2

Resident Evil: Revelations Producer Thinks Next Main Game Will ‘Blow Our Minds’

Divergent Series: Insurgent Super Bowl Ad Released Early