Bryan Singer to Direct Pilot Episode of Battle Creek

Battle Creek, CBS’ upcoming drama from Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and House M.D. creator David Shore, has lined up Bryan Singer to direct its pilot episode. The director of The Usual Suspects, X-Men, X-Men 2 and the upcoming X-Men: Days of Future Past, is set to direct the first episode of the 13-episode detective series.

Battle Creek is to tell the story of Russ Agnew (Dean Winters), a tough-as-nails detective who teams up with the decidedly different FBI agent Milton Bradley in order to clean up the streets of Battle Creek, Michigan. “Together, they must answer the question: is cynicism, guile and deception enough to clean up the semi-mean streets of Battle Creek, Michigan, in the face of a lack of resources, or will naiveté and trust get the job done?”

The series is sounding a little like HBO’s huge hit True Detective, which can only be a good thing.

Bryan Singer isn’t a stranger to television, he also directed the pilot episode of House M.D., a show which had Singer attached as an executive producer. Singer is also exec producing the upcoming ABC drama Black Box.

The series, which is to have Vince Gilligan as an executive producer and David Shore as its day-to-day showrunner, will also star Kal Penn,  Janet McTeer, Edward Fordham Jr. and Aubrey Dollar.

Apart from X-Men: Days of Future Past coming to our big-screens this coming May, Singer is also readying the film’s follow-up. X-Men: Apocalypse is set to hit U.S. cinemas on May 27, 2016.