The CW has teamed with Entertainment One for drama project The Cover, which has received a script-to-series order, meaning that it would forgo the pilot stage and go straight to series if the network brass like the script. I hear eOne also has had conversations with Netflix about a possible play on the streaming service for the potential series. Written by Matt Michnovetz, The Cover centers on a handsome young FBI agent who goes undercover in Boston with orders to infiltrate the Irish mob. Along the way, he develops a relationship with a local girl who has a secret of her own. Soon he doesn’t know who to trust as the investigation goes sideways. eOne’s John Morayniss and Michael Rosenberg are executive producing with Steven Marrs. This marks the first project to come out of former Momentum Entertainment Group topper Marrs’ newly launched independent company of Out East Entertainment. It reunites him with eOne after working together on DirecTV’s first original series Rogue. Script-to-series deals have been popular with players like eOne, whose business is built primarily to straight-to-series orders. Gaumont International TV has done a couple, one of which resulted in NBC series Hannibal. eOne’s current series also include Syfy’s Haven and ABC’s Rookie Blue. Michnovetz is repped by Gersh, Lev Ginsburg and HertzbergMedia. The Cover was packaged by Alex Hertzberg and Sam Sokolow.
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