24 Show-Runner May Be Teaming Up With Kyle Killen for NBC Pilot


We were already excited about the new NBC drama project REM because it's from the brain of Kyle Killen, the creator of gone-too-soon Lone Star (as well as Mel Gibson's upcoming The Beaver). Now there's another reason to keep this show on our development radar: Vulture hears that Howard Gordon, longtime show-runner of 24, is having conversations about joining Killen as an executive producer of the REM pilot. After a decade of keeping Jack Bauer's various stories straight, Gordon knows a thing or two about building byzantine plot constructions that don't feel too complicated. That would come in handy on REM, since the show is about a detective who ends up dealing with alternate realities after a tragic car accident. Our spies caution that there's no deal yet for Gordon to join REM and note that the writer/producer is currently busy putting the finishing touches on his buzzworthy Showtime pilot Homeland, which stars Claire Danes and Damian Lewis, but here's hoping.