NEW YORK – Barely a day after the daring rescue of an American sea captain, the Spike television network has a deal in place for a show about U.S. Navy pirate hunters.
Producers had been talking to the Navy about it for months. But the deal was sealed last week while the standoff with pirates who had taken Capt. Richard Phillips hostage was ongoing.
Spike television says it hopes to make a series showing the everyday work of the Navy as it patrols the dangerous waters off the African coast. No air date has been set.
44 Blue Productions is making the series for Spike. That action-oriented company has made "The True Story of Black Hawk Down" and the MSNBC prison series "Lockup."