Alan Cumming Set to Star and Executive Produce CBS Crime Drama “Dr. Death”

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The Good Wife star is looking to continue his relationship with CBS for the new crime drama DR. DEATH. Based on the upcoming book by James Patterson, the series is currently in development with Cumming set to star and executive produce alongside Michael Rauch and Alex Kurtzman.

Written by Rauch, the series centers on a former CIA operative (Cumming) who has since built a “normal” life as a gifted professor and writer is pulled back into his old life when the NYPD needs his help to stop a serial killer on the loose.

Patterson is set to produce with Cumming and Rauch alongside Bill Robinson and Leopoldo Gout of James Patterson Entertainment. Kurtzman and Heather Kadin of Secret Hideout will also serve as producers for the series which will come from CBS Television Studios.

Cumming received three Emmy nominations for his role as Eli Gold on The Good Wife. He can be seen next opposite Emma Stone and Steve Carrell in The Battle of the Sexes which tells the true story of the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King and ex-champ Bobby Riggs.

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This news was first reported by Deadline.

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