According to Deadline, The shield Creator Shawn Ryan has a new project in the works as he’s set to adapt Matthew Quirk’s. The night agent for Netflix. Ryan will serve as showrunner and executive producer of the ten-episode political conspiracy thriller series, the first episode of which will be directed by Seth Gordon (For all mankind).
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The night agent is a “Sophisticated, character-based action thriller centered on a low-level FBI agent who works in the White House basement, manning a phone that never rings, until the night it does, propelling him into a conspiracy dangerous and fast moving. which finally leads to the Oval Office.“Sounds like fun. Shawn Ryan lists the novel as one of his favorite novels he read last year, listing The night agent in the category of “Books I read, I decided to adapt to television and I may have already finished writing the pilot episode.“Ryan wrote the pilot with specs for Sony Pictures TV, but the project later found a home on Netflix. In addition to The shield, Shawn Ryan has also developed The Chicago Code, Last Resort, Timeless, Y SMASH