I bet you $50 that this doesn’t see the light of day. Per Deadline:
ABC has given a put pilot commitment to drama Enemy of The State, a sequel to the 1998 Tony Scott movie, which starred Will Smith and Gene Hackman. The project hails from the film’s producer, Jerry Bruckheimer, and ABC Studios.
Written by Blackhat scribe Morgan Davis Foehl, the drama is set two decades after the original film, when an elusive NSA spy is charged with leaking classified intelligence, an idealistic female attorney must partner with a hawkish FBI agent to stop a global conspiracy that threatens to expose dark secrets, and personal mysteries connect all three of their lives.
This marks Bruckheimer’s return to ABC Studios where he was based until the studio pulled out of the Jerry Bruckheimer TV-produced CSI shortly after the project had been picked up to series by CBS in 2000 following a pass by ABC. It would go on to become a billion-dollar franchise.
The sad part about this announcement is that they could actually do a sequel with the original cast, and it would more than likely be a huge success. But for some reason, movie-to-TV series adaptations appear to be all the rage nowadays (see Fargo, Ash vs. Evil Dead, Lethal Weapon).