The project has been written by Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives) and focuses on an international criminal and bodyguard, Deadline reports.
Surrendering himself to the authorities, the criminal will offer his services to hunt down the same villains he has spent his life protecting.
The potential series comes from Sony Pictures TV, with John Eisendrath (Alias) executive producing alongside John Davis and John Fox of Davis Entertainment.
In addition to working on Jennifer Garner drama Alias between 2001 and 2004, Eisendrath served as exec producer on Beverly Hills, 90210 and Felicity. His recent efforts include short-lived shows K-Ville, My Own Worst Enemy and Outlaw.
NBC already has a number of other pilots in development for the 2013-14 television season, including a fantasy series based on Egyptian queen Cleopatra, a "gothic thriller" from the makers of Ringer and crime drama Pariah.
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