According to Deadline, Ben Younger has been tapped to direct and executive produce the ABC drama pilot The Company You Keep, starring Milo Ventigmilia and Catherine Haena Kim.
- Younger recently directed the first two episodes of this season of Snowfall for FX. He also directed the pivotal ninth episode of season 3.
- The project, which is based on the Korean series My Fellow Citizens, follows con-man Charlie (Ventimiglia) and undercover CIA officer Emma (Kim). A night of passion leads to love between the pair, who unknowingly are on a collision course professionally. While Charlie ramps up the “family business” so he can get out for good, Emma’s closing in on the vengeful criminal who holds Charlie’s family debts in-hand — forcing them to reckon with the lies they’ve told so they can save themselves and their families from disastrous consequences.
- Earlier this week, it was revealed that William Fichtner (Joe vs. Carole) was cast as a lead in the pilot.
- The pilot will be shot off-cycle to accommodate This Is Us star Ventimiglia’s commitment to the departing NBC family drama series.
- The Company You Keep is being written and executive produced by Julia Cohen. Ventimiglia will executive produce via his DiVide Pictures banner alongside Russ Cundiff with Deanna Harris as producer.
- Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu will also executive produce via his Electric Somewhere label with his partner Caitlin Foito.
- The Resident showrunner Todd Harthan and The Good Doctor co-executive producer Lindsay Goffman are also executive producing the project.