Just days away from making his appeal to North Americans everywhere through the release of Mortal Kombat from Warner Bros. Pictures this Friday, actor Lewis Tan is now placing his feet firmly in a new pilot for Quantum Spy, based on award-winning journalist and author David Ignatius’s 2017 W. W. Norton & Company publication.
Variety‘s exclusive on Monday reports that Tan will star from a script by Dave Kalstein (USA series Treadstone, NCIS: LA, Quantico), as well as co-executive produce on the pilot from Boies/Schiller Entertainment, Anonymous Content, Flame Ventures and Tony Krantz (24). Anonymous Content’s Alex Goldstone will oversee the project alongside Zack Schiller on behalf Boies/Schiller, the latter which acquired the rights back from NBC where it was previously developing.
Tan will play newly-assigned Chinese-American CIA officer Harris Chang, tasked to hunt down the traitor. Soon, he’s caught in an ever-expanding maze of spymasters, assassins and temptations turning the investigation into a personal obsession. Though action-packed and sexy, the property also gets to the heart of a timely discussion in content and across the country — what does it mean to be an American hero?Show details offered so far lend some pretty opportune terrain for Tan, as that last portion reads pretty striking; As one of the most outspoken and popular employees of his trade, he, among the likes of other talents currently making headway for better representation on the screen, seems definitely primed for the occasion, and the show’s concept sounds awesome and right up Tan’s alley as an entertainer.
I’m glad he got Mortal Kombat when he did, personally. I won’t get to see it until next month after my second vaccination, but that ticket money has been sold, and I’m down for everything else that’s about to happen. That includes Fistful Of Vengeance which may arrive much later this year.