Ed Brubaker Teams With Kyle Killen, Peter Traugott for Crime, Espionage Dramas

The comics scribe has sold crime drama "Rising Suns" to NBC and an untitled Secret Agent drama to Fox.
Ed Brubaker

Comic scribe Ed Brubaker has sold projects to both Fox and NBC.

The former scooped up Rising Suns; while the latter is moving forward with an untitled Secret Agent Project.

Suns, a stylized crime thriller set up at 20th Century Fox TV, centers on an American Yakuza underboss fighting for his life – sometimes with martial arts skills he honed during his time in Japan – as he gets involved with the female FBI agent who's hunting him. Brubaker will write and executive produce the project, with Awake's Kyle Killen attached as an EP.

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The untitled Universal Television-produced espionage effort at NBC revolves around a young female agent-in-training, who is part of her agency's cleanup crew and shadows a more famous agent erasing all traces of his missions. Brubaker is on board to write and EP, with prolific producer Peter Traugott and his partner Rachel Kaplan serving as exec producers.

Brubaker’s graphic novel, Coward, has been adapted into a feature with financing from Sierra-Affinity. Electric City Entertainment's Jamie Patricof and Lynette Howell are  producing with David Slade attached to direct.

Brubaker is an Eisner Award-winning comic book writer whose credits include Batman, Captain America, Daredevil, Catwoman and Uncanny X-Men. His most recent title, Image's Fatale, debuted this year.

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Traugott, who will exec produce NBC’s midseason drama entry Do No Harm, is also attached to Community star Donald Glover's semi-autobiographical comedy in development at NBC. The former Brillstein Entertainment Partners head of television's other development projects include a Justin Spitzer ensemble comedy, a Chris McKenna oddball brother comedy and a New Orleans gothic thriller, all of which are set up at NBC. Traugott inked his three-year overall deal at Universal TV in spring 2011.

Killen, meanwhile, has workplace drama Influence set up at ABC.

Brubaker is repped by UTA and Anonymous Content; Traugott is represented by UTA; Killen is repped by WME and Anoymous Content.

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