Peter O’Fallon has been tapped to direct TNT’s action-drama pilot Agent X, starring Sharon Stone. Penned by William Blake Herron, it centers on America’s first female Vice President, Natalie Maccabee (Stone), and her secret weapon, Agent X (Jeff Hephner). This marks the 14th pilot O’Fallon has directed, with 11 of the previous 13 ordered to series, including A&E’s The Glades and FX’s The Riches. CAA-repped O’Fallon spent the past two years as showrunner of FX comedy series Legit, which he co-created.
Mark Romanek (One Hour Photo) will direct ABC’s alien drama pilot The Visitors, based on Ray Bradbury’s short story Zero Hour. The project, from writer Soo Hugh, Amblin TV, ABC Studios and Dawn Olmstead’s Grady Girl, chronicles the race against the clock to defeat an unseen alien enemy out to destroy the world using our most precious resource against us. This marks Romanek’s second TV stint; he also directed the Fox genre pilot Locke & Key.