EXCLUSIVE: Invasion creator Shaun Cassidy has teamed with Homeland executive producer Howard Gordon for a drama series that has received a put pilot commitment at Fox. Described as an adrenalized, dysfunctional family adventure series, the untitled project centers on two former CIA operatives — now married with teenagers — who are forced to face their past when their identities are exposed and they’re nearly killed. Now they’ll need to start over, under new cover, this time with their children in on the secret as they tackle cases, come together as a family, and elude those who would rather see them dead. Cassidy will write the script and executive produce with Gordon through his Teakwood Lane. 20th Century Fox TV, where Teakwood Lane is based, produces.
Last season, Cassidy’s Sony TV/Prospect Park-produced Western The Frontier went to pilot at NBC and was in serious contention, ultimately missing the cut to series. It has been a busy last two weeks for Gordon and Teakwood Lane, which made two premium script deals at NBC for a futuristic drama penned by John Friedman and Alex Cary-written legal drama Ritter and received a pilot order from TNT for Legends. The new project brings Gordon back to Fox, where he executive produced and ran long-running drama 24.