The still untitled project, which has not been officially announced yet, will be based on the experiences of real-life undercover CIA operative Amaryllis Fox and her upcoming memoir, Life Undercover: Coming of Age in the CIA. In addition to starring in the straight-to-order series, Larson will serve as an executive producer alongside Lynette Howell Taylor (A Star Is Born), and Media Res studio’s Michael Ellenberg (The Leftovers). The three acquired the rights to the book together.
Megan Martin (Animal Kingdom), who is in final negotiations to write the series, will serve as an executive producer, too. Also joining the show will be Samantha Housman as an executive producer through 51 Entertainment and Dani Gorin as a co-executive producer through Media Res.
And while we imagine Larson picked up a few tips on the Captain Marvel set from super spy Nick Fury, Amaryllis Fox will be involved as a producer and consultant on the show, which is described as a provocative and contemporary look at a young agent’s time in the CIA, told through the perspective of her personal relationships.
One thing we are pretty sure Fox will tell Larson is that undercover agents don’t wear a hat with the agency’s logo. That would be a bad way to ruin a good week whether you work for the CIA or S.H.I.E.L.D.