From the Official www.TomCruise.com:
I suspect J.J. Abrams must feel a bit bedraggled – the guy works nonstop! Besides creating hit TV shows, directing Tom Cruise in ‘Mission: Impossible III,’ and rebooting the ‘Star Trek’ franchise for the big screen, he’s been working on numerous other TV and feature film projects over the past year. Just to recap:
- He’s writing and producing (although we’re not sure if he’s directing) ‘Mission: Impossible IV’
- He’s executive producer on Fox’s hit TV show “Fringe”
- He’s producing the sequel to ‘Star Trek’
- He’s developing a medical comedy show with writer Mike Markowitz
Now, according to the Hollywood Reporter, Abrams will direct the pilot episode of “Undercovers,” the spy thriller TV show he’s created for NBC. He’s already executive producing the project, which is being described as a cross between ‘The Bourne Identity’ and ‘Mr & Mrs. Smith.’ Directing the first episode of “Undercovers” would be the first time he’s directed a TV pilot of his since the two-hour premiere of “Lost” came out in 2004. In fact, the opener for “Lost” is one of the things that helped catapult Abrams’ career into directing features.
However, this would not be the first time he’s directed a show on television in general. Abrams got back in the director’s chair for the small screen when he “guest directed” an episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live” in 2006, and again in 2007 when he directed an episode of “The Office.”
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Related J.J. Facts:
Greg Grunberg, a perennial star of J.J. Abrams’ works (he’s starred in “Felicity,” “Alias,” “Lost,” and has a voiceover in ‘Star Trek’), has a small role at the beginning of ‘Mission: Impossible III‘ with Tom Cruise.