EXCLUSIVE: David Semel has been tapped to direct Jonathan Nolan’s CIA drama pilot Person of Interest, which is being executive produced by J.J. Abrams. The CBS project, from Warner Bros. TV and Abrams’ Bad Robot, 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. Semel has directed the pilots for such series as NBC’s Heroes, A&E’s The Cleaner and, most recently, ABC’s No Ordinary Family.
David Semel To Direct Jonah Nolan/J.J. Abrams' CBS Pilot 'Person Of Interest'
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