According to Deadline, Campbell will executive produce and direct the project, which is being written by "Mad Men" co-executive producer Chris Black. "Coup" is about an American man who pairs up with a mercenary to get his wife back after she's taken hostage in an overseas coup.
Deadline describes "Coup" as a "serialized thriller," and it sounds like it will, because of its concept, have to be less traditionally episodic than the typical TV drama, an increasingly frequent trend. "Last Resort," which is also on ABC, is structured in such a way that it has to keep pushing forward rather than return to an expected format week-to-week. Those aren't the only similarities between the two -- the pilot episode of "Last Resort" was also directed by Campbell.