Michael Offer, who directed one of the hottest pilots last season, drama How To Get Away With Murder, has been tapped to helm another serialized ABC drama pilot with a female lead this season, Runner. The project, from 20th Century Television, is to guns what Traffic was to drugs and delves into the traditionally masculine world of arms dealing through the lens of a woman.
Written by feature scribe Michael Cooney based on the Turkish series Son, it centers on Lauren Marks, whose seemingly perfect life is ripped apart by one simple twist of fate. To uncover the truth, she must follow a trail of lies that takes her into the world of cartels and the illegal gun trade between the U.S. and Mexico. Cooney executive produces with Peter Horton, Ian Sander, Kim Moses and Jon Cowan, who serves as showrunner.
Offer is repped by ICM Partners and Writ Large.