Bull star Michael Weatherly, who produced one of the most talked about projects on the CW’s development slate last season, a dystopic Little Women, is back at the network with another buzzy drama based on well-known IP. Weatherly is executive producing Mata Hari, a reimagining of the life of the infamous dancer, notorious lover, and World War One double agent.
In the project, written/executive produced by Jane the Virgin writer-producer Micah Schraft, following the brutal murder of her fiance, Mata Hari is drawn into a game of international espionage in order to avenge his death in this sexy spy thriller. Also executive producing is Laurie McCarthy, co-creator/executive producer of the CW/CBS TV period drama series Reign.
Mata Hari hails from CBS TV Studios where Weatherly’s Solar Drive Productions has had an overall deal. Tiffany Grant, who runs Solar Drive’s television operations, will co-executive produce.
Following 13 seasons on CBS’ hugely popular drama NCIS, Weatherly toplines another drama series for CBS and CBS TV Studios, Bull, which premieres tonight.
Mata Hari is an iconic historical figure who has been portrayed on the screen a number of times, most famously by Greta Garbo in the eponymous 1931 movie.
Schraft, who also recently worked on Marvel’s Jessica Jones, is repped by UTA and Hansen Jacobson. Weatherly is with Anonymous and McKuin Frankle.