NBC Teams Up with Jennifer Lopez for Futuristic Procedural “C.R.I.S.P.R.”


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Shades of Blue star is reteaming with NBC for a new series, , with a script order. The series is a procedural with a futuristic twist and has Bates Motel’s  attached to the script.

The title stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats” and is set five minutes into the future, focusing on the crime of DNA hacking. Each episode follows a scientist with the CDC and an FBI agent as they investigate biological crimes, such as genetic assassination attempts and framing an unborn child for murder.

The big bad is the scientist’s former boss and just as Castle succeeded with, there will be a romance between the scientist and agent.

Lopez will executive produce with her banner Nuyorican Productions, alongside Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Benny Medina, Drew Brown, and Nuyorican’s head of Priscilla Porianda.

This is hardly Lopez’s first collaboration with the network. She stars in and executive produces their series Shades of Blue and she’s also set to host their upcoming reality dance competition, World of Dance. She’s repped by and .

Cipriano is primarily known for his work on Bates Motel. In 2006 he wrote the screenplay for the film 12 and Holding. He’s repped by and .

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This news was first reported by The Hollywood Reporter.


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