Kevin Smith Helming CW’s Reaper

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In what will be his first gig directing a TV pilot, Kevin Smith has signed on to helm “Reaper,” the supernatural-themed CW drama from executive producer Mark Gordon (“Grey’s Anatomy”).

Variety says Smith will begin filming next month on “Reaper,” an ABC Television Studio-produced hour about a 21-year-old slacker who ends up becoming Satan’s bounty hunter, retrieving souls lost from Hell.

While Smith hasn’t directed a TV pilot, he’s not a complete stranger to the medium. He adapted his movie Clerks as a short-lived animated show for ABC that he executive produced.