Rene Echevarria has joined CBS’ drama pilot Intelligence as executive producer/showrunner. He will be partnering with creator/executive producer Michael Seitzman in running the series for ABC Studios and CBS TV Studios. Based on unpublished book Dissident by John Dixon, Intelligence, which stars Josh Holloway, is centered at U.S. Cyber Command and focuses on a unit that has been created around one agent with a very special gift — a microchip has been implanted in his brain that allows him to access the entire electromagnetic spectrum. Star Trek veteran Echevarria, repped by WME, served as executive producer/showrunner on Fox’s Terra Nova. He also co-created USA’s The 4400 and worked on Medium and Castle.
In other recent pilot showrunner appointments, Chuck executive producer Matt Miller has come on board as executive producer/showrunner of the CW drama pilot The Hundred, written/executive produced by Jason Rothenberg, based on the books by Kass Morgan, and directed by Bharat Nalluri. Set 97 years after a nuclear war has destroyed civilization, it revolves around 100 juvenile delinquents sent back to Earth to investigate the possibility of re-colonizing the planet. Warner Bros TV and Alloy are producing. Miller most recently served as exec producer/showrunner on Warner Bros/Alloy’s ABC series 666 Park Avenue.