NBC Nabs 'Persons Unknown'

NBC has picked up "Persons Unknown," a 13-episode Fox TV Studios drama series from Oscar winner Christopher McQuarrie.

"Unknown" is exec produced by showrunner Remi Aubuchon, McQuarrie -- who won an original screenplay Oscar for "The Usual Suspects" -- and Heather McQuarrie. Starring Jason Wiles and Daisy Betts, it revolves around a group of strangers who wake up in a deserted town with no recollection of how they got there; to escape, they must work together to solve a surreal puzzle.

Some expected the show, which is heavily serialized, to go to a cable network, but NBC also has such serialized fare as "Heroes" and the upcoming post-apocalyptic drama "Day One."

from: The Hollywood Reporter

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Chris McQuarrie will also be a featured panelist at the 16th annual Austin Film Festival in Austin, Texas Oct. 22-29, 2009.

McQuarrie and a variety of entertainment professionals will be in attendance to share their knowledge about the industry. This year's top honors will be awarded to Ron Howard and Mitchell Hurwitz.

To get your badge today or to find out more information about the festival and conference, visit us at http://www.austinfilmfestival.com

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