Michael Bay is going into business with A&E.
The network has placed a cast-contingent pilot order for a crime drama with occult themes, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
The pilot, tentatively titled "Occult," centers on an FBI agent who returns from administrative leave after going off the deep end while investigating his wife's disappearance.
Back on duty, he's teamed with another agent with her own complicated backstory who has a background in the occult. Together, they solve crimes for the newly formed occult task force.
Bay will produce, along with his Platinum Dunes partners Andrew Form and Brad Fuller. James Wong ("American Horror Story: Asylum," "The Event") is writing the pilot.
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"Transformers" director Bay, who's currently working on a big-screen adaptation of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," also has a pirate series, "Black Sails," premiering on Starz, likely in 2014.