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'Lost' Alums J.J. Abrams and Michael Emerson Reunite for CBS Pilot

February 17, 2011 (4:53 am) GMT
Abrams will produce 'Person of Interest' under his Bad Robot flag while Emerson who played Ben Linus on 'Lost' will once again take a mysterious role.

J.J. Abrams is collecting the pieces of "", teaming up with once again for a new pilot called "". Abrams is executive-producing the pilot for CBS while Emerson is to take the lead role as a mysterious billionaire.

Jonah Nolan aka brother of Christopher Nolan who also wrote the screenplay of "" takes his first TV project with this one. The show is a crime drama centered on a CIA agent, presumed dead, who is recruited by a reclusive billionaire to wage war against violent criminals in New York City.

Pilot is directed by David Semel of "". No clue yet who will be the CIA agent.

This is the second time it was announced that Emerson is reuniting with Abrams. Last year, Emerson and another "Lost" alum were supposed to star in the producer's action drama called "Odd Jobs". The pilot was picked up by NBC in September but has since been pushed to a later development schedule.

"Person of Interest" is also the second pilot from Abrams' Bad Robot to get picked up. "" is now developed with "Lost" alum set to star as the hippy geek Dr. Diego Soto, the world's foremost expert on Alcatraz.

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