Deadline is reporting that a television series based on Wesley Chu’s Lives of Tao has been optioned by ABC Studios. Tara Butters and Michele Fazekas, the executive producers behind Agent Carter, will develop the series with Chris Dingess, late of Agent Carter and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. writing and executive producing as well. Wesley Chu will also serve as a consultant on the series.
The Lives of Tao series follows IT consultant Roen Tan, who becomes a secret agent when he’s taken over by an ancient alien named Tao. He soon learns that whether he likes it or not, he’s part of a terrifying alien civil war – and one side is quite willing to wipe humanity out in order to win. Roen must fight to save his species, while also training to become a real secret agent.
We’ll bring you more details soon, but in the meantime: who would you like to see as Roen Tan?