Fox is looking to return to its X Files roots with a supernatural drama from 24 executive producers Evan Katz and Manny Coto, who recently served as executive producers and showrunner on the 24: Live Another Day event series for the network. Set to direct the 20th Century Fox TV-produced project, which has a penalty attached to it, is Michael Cuesta (Homeland).
Written by Katz and Coto, the untitled project centers on an Iraq war vet who experiences a supernatural attack that leaves his wife in an unexplained coma. He embarks on a desperate quest to unravel the truth behind hauntings. Though a determined and acerbic loner, circumstances force him to work with a media-hungry, but not very successful team of ghost hunters. The team is led by a former university professor fired because of her research into mysterious phenomena, who is now determined to restore her reputation and academic career. Together, they chronicle dangerous, violent and truly terrifying occurrences. Katz, Coto and Cuesta executive produce for 20th TV where all are based.
Cuesta has genre experience as the co-creator and director of zombie drama Babylon Fields, which was piloted twice — once by CBS and once by NBC. He also directed the supernatural Fox pilot The Oaks. Katz, Coto and Cuesta are with WME. Katz is managed by 3 Arts.