Word on the street has NBC close to greenlighting a series order for an untitled drama from writer-producer Jason Smilovic starring Christian Slater (True Romance, The Good Shepherd) in what would be the actor's first TV series.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project--where Smilovic has an overall deal--originally was developed as a feature at Fox several years ago. It is described as The Bourne Identity meets Jekyll & Hyde and centers on a mild-mannered suburban dad (Slater) who learns that his alter ego is a spy.