Fox Greenlights Spy Drama From 'Locke & Key' Scribe

Josh Friedman Headshot 2011
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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 14:  Executive producer Josh Friedman of 'Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles' speaks during day seven of the Fox Image Campaign 2008 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour held at the Beverly Hilton hotel on July 14, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California.

Josh Friedman's female-centered action drama has been ordered to pilot at the network that ultimately passed on "Locke & Key."

Fox is back in business with Josh Friedman.

The network has ordered his spy drama The Asset to pilot. The project, which hails from 20th Century Fox, revolves around a female agent set in the New York office of the CIA.

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Past Friedman projects set up at Fox include last year's passed over pilot Locke & Key and 2008 series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles. This past summer, he inked a three-year deal with 20th TV, which entailed working on his own projects as well as joining The Finder as a consulting producer.

The pilot joins Kevin Williamson's untitled serial killer drama and Greg Berlanti's legal drama Guilty, both ordered to pilot last week.

Friedman, whose big screen credits include The Black Dahlia and War of the Worlds, is repped by UTA.

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