This is one of those examples of “when one door closes, another opens” (or something like that). After the unfortunate cancellation of Underground, many people are wondering, “Why?”. Fortunately, that’s not going to stop co-creator Misha Green from working on other projects. Per Deadline:
Netflix outbid several suitors for Mother, an action thriller by Underground co-creator Misha Green that Deadline tipped yesterday as a hot spec sent to buyers on the eve of the historical opening of Wonder Woman.
Several bidders chased this script that has a female protagonist in a scenario reminiscent of The Professional and La Femme Nikita that has franchise potential. The LEGO Batman Movie producer Roy Lee will produce the film and Green will also be a producer. The deal just closed. Studio 8 was in the mix with The Picture Company producing, and Amy Pascal as well, and it closed tonight because another studio put in a ticking clock offer that prompted Netflix to step up and get it closed the seven-figure deal. CAA brokered the deal.
The Underground exec producer/showrunner/writer was just set to write the pilot for Lovecraft Country, a one-hour drama that has been given a straight-to-series order by HBO It is being produced by Get Out writer-director Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw Productions, J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot and Warner Bros Television.
This is awesome.