Thirty years after he hung out on the set of the ABC
series The Bionic Woman
as a little boy, David Barrett
is getting the chance to work on NBC
's reimagination of the classic series.
Barrett has been tapped as a director/co-executive producer on NBC's upcoming action drama Bionic Woman
. He is directing the important second episode of the show, which bridges the pilot with the rest of the series.
"David is great with visual style and giving the show a cinematic look," said Elisa Roth
, senior vp drama programming at Universal Media Studios
, which produces the series. "He is also a great storytelller and a great team player."
Barrett, son of well-known stuntman Stan Barrett
, grew up on movie and TV sets and knew early on that he wanted to be a director -- and definitely not a stuntman.
But he did follow in his father's footsteps doing stunt work on about 60 features and series, including Spider-Man
and The Matrix Reloaded
until he got his break as a second unit director on the 1999 film Stigmata
In 2001, he directed an episode of the Fox
. He followed that up with episodes of Fox's Fastlane
and The O.C
. and WB Network's Smallville
Along the way, he pitched the story of his family centered on the Mammoth Mountain ski area owned by his grandfather.