Roberto Orci latest television could have (eight) legs at CBS…
The network has given a pilot order to Scorpion, a drama from the 40-year-old Mexican American film and television writer and producer, Nick Santora, Justin Lin and Alex Kurtzman.
The project, which had a put pilot commitment, was written by Breakout Kings co-creator Santora and will be directed by Fast & Furious’ Lin, with CBS Television Studios producing.
It centers on an eccentric genius and his international network of super-geniuses who form the last line of defense against the complex threats of the modern age.
Scorpion was inspired by the true story of Walter O’Brien (hacker name “Scorpion”), CEO of global think tank Scorpion Computer Services. A man with one of the world’s highest documented IQs (1 in 1.5B people), O’Brien became a real-life Professor X and recruited and trained other geniuses from around the world to work together to save lives and solve problems from casino security to Military Drone warfare.
This is a second pilot order this season from Orci and Kurtzman’s K/O, along with the terrorism drama Identity at the CW.